Decimal

# What is 7/16 as a decimal?

## 7/16 as a decimal is 0.4375

Fill in the missing parts in the long division below and complete the answer.

$$\frac7?=0.4_7_$$

### Solution

- As we can see that the quotient starts with 0…., we can say that the divisor is greater than the dividend. Hence 0 is added at each step to make the value divisible by the divisor.- Start by finding the divisor. As we have the first digit of the quotient and the product 64, we can conclude that 16 x 4=64.
**Hence the divisor is 16.**- The blank in the second step is the difference between 70 and 64.**70 - 64 = 6**- Find the blank in the quotient by finding the number of times 60 is divisible by 16.**16 x 3 = 48.****Hence the first blank in the quotient is 3.**- In the third step, we can see that 16 divides 120 seven times. Hence**16 x 7 = 112**- The last blank in the quotient is the number of times 16 exactly divides 80.**16 x 5 = 80**

Find below the correct long division with the answers.

The long division method includes the conversion of a fraction into a decimal by division. The numerator of the fraction is the dividend and the denominator of the fraction is the divisor.

$$\frac{\mathbf7}{\mathbf{16}}\boldsymbol=\mathbf0\boldsymbol.\mathbf{4375}$$

## Remember

Here are some common terms you should be familiar with.

- In the fraction $$\frac{7}{16}$$, the number 7 is the dividend (
**our numerator**) - The number 16 is our divisor (
**our denominator)**.

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