# Shortcut to divide 2 digit number by 5

Shortcut to divide 2 digit by 5 is an amazing trick you can use to get answer in seconds. Speed with accuracy makes the difference between success and failure in competitive exams.

## Shortcut to divide 2 digit by 5 steps

Let us see the steps on how to divide any number by 5

Step 1: Double the given number.

Step 2: Shift the decimal point to the left by one place.

Now we shall practice some examples using this trick

## Examples

Example 1: 42/5=?
Step 1:By doubling 42 we get 84.

Step 2:By shifting the decimal point to the left by one place we get 8.4

Ans  42/5=8.4

Example 2:18/5=?
Step 1: By doubling 18 we get 36.

Step 2: By shifting the decimal point to the left by one place we get 3.6

Ans  18/5=3.6

Example 3:24/5=?
Step 1: By doubling 24 we get 48.

Step 2: By shifting the decimal point to the left by one place we get 4.8

Ans  24/5=4.8

Example 4: 73/5=?
Step 1: By doubling 73 we get 146.

Step 2: By shifting the decimal point to the left by one place we get 14.6

Ans  73/5=14.6

Example 5: 37/5=?
Step 1: By doubling 37 we get 74.

Step 2: By shifting the decimal point to the left by one place we get 7.4

Ans  37/5=7.4