# 5.1.8. Division of Fractions and Decimal Numbers by 10, 100, and 1000

A merchant bought kilograms of apples for LE, and kilograms of oranges for LE. Determine the price of one kilogram of oranges and that of one kilogram of apples, and approximate the results to the nearest piaster.

• ALE for a kilogram of apples and LE for a kilogram of oranges
• BLE for a kilogram of apples and LE for a kilogram of oranges
• CLE for a kilogram of apples and LE for a kilogram of oranges
• DLE for a kilogram of apples and LE for a kilogram of oranges

### Example

A merchant bought kilograms of apples for LE, and kilograms of oranges for LE. Determine the price of one kilogram of oranges and that of one kilogram of apples, and approximate the results to the nearest piaster.

### Solution

Step 1: Find the price for one kilogram of apples.

Divide the amount of money spent on the apples by the number of kilograms of apples: .

To divide a number by 100, move the decimal point 2 places to the left. So, LE for one kilogram of apples.

Step 2: Find the price for one kilogram of oranges.

Divide the amount of money spent on the oranges by the number of kilograms of oranges: .

To divide a number by , move the decimal point 3 places to the left. So, LE for one kilogram of oranges.

Both results are exact values to the tenth of a pound, so there is no need to further approximate the values.

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