#### samyscraps01

##### New member
I would like to better understand why I get two different answers. Can someone break this down for me?

116,627/divided by 3 people=38,875.66

However, I frequently see this in business finance, written as 116,627/1.3. I can only assume that this means 1/3=.30+1. What I don't know is why is it done this way versus above. I get two vastly different answers. Can someone explain step by step.

The total calc is something like this:

240,000-(116,627/1.3)=150,286.90

#### lev888

##### Junior Member
Could you provide a link to an example? E.g. newspaper article.

#### samyscraps01

##### New member
I don't. In general in a lot of business math. I see 1 added to decimals. What purpose does the 1 serve?

#### mmm4444bot

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
… in a lot of business math … What purpose does the 1 serve?
Instead of guessing, we would like to know the context. If you're unable to type a specific example, please take a picture of an example you're looking at and post it here. Thanks!

#### Dr.Peterson

##### Elite Member
I would like to better understand why I get two different answers. Can someone break this down for me?

116,627/divided by 3 people=38,875.66

However, I frequently see this in business finance, written as 116,627/1.3. I can only assume that this means 1/3=.30+1. What I don't know is why is it done this way versus above. I get two vastly different answers. Can someone explain step by step.

The total calc is something like this:

240,000-(116,627/1.3)=150,286.90