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What Is 1/60 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 1/60 as a decimal is equal to 0.016666666.

Fractions can be converted into Decimal values because decimal values are more useful in mathematical problems. Fractions consist of a numerator and a denominator. The fraction’s upper part is referred to as the numerator, while the fraction’s lower part is referred to as the denominator.

Here, we are interested more in the types of division that results in a Decimal value, as this can be expressed as a Fraction. We see fractions as a way of showing two numbers having the operation of Division between them that result in a value that lies between two Integers.

Now, we introduce the method used to solve said fraction to decimal conversion, called Long Division which we will discuss in detail moving forward. So, let’s go through the Solution of fraction 1/60.

Solution

First, we convert the fraction components i.e., the numerator and the denominator, and transform them into the division constituents i.e., the Dividend and the Divisor respectively.

This can be seen done as follows:

Dividend = 1

Divisor = 60

Now, we introduce the most important quantity in our process of division, this is the Quotient. The value represents the Solution to our division, and can be expressed as having the following relationship with the Division constituents:

Quotient = Dividend $\div$ Divisor = 1 $\div$ 60

This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem.

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1/60 Long Division Method

We start solving a problem using the Long Division Method by first taking apart the division’s components and comparing them. As we have 1, and 60 we can see how 1 is Smaller than 60, and to solve this division we require that 1 be Bigger than 60.

This is done by multiplying the dividend by 10 and checking whether it is bigger than the divisor or not. If it is then we calculate the Multiple of the divisor which is closest to the dividend and subtract it from the Dividend. This produces the Remainder which we then use as the dividend later.

Now, we begin solving for our dividend 1, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 10.

Still, the dividend is less than the divisor, so we will multiply it by 10 again. For that, we have to add the zero in the quotient. So, by multiplying the dividend by 10 twice in the same step and by adding zero after the decimal point in the quotient, we now have a dividend of 100.

We take this 100 and divide it by 60, this can be seen done as follows:

 100 $\div$ 60 $\approx$ 1

Where:

60 x 1 = 100

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 100 – 60 = 40, now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 40 into 400 and solving for that:

400 $\div$ 60 $\approx$ 6

Where:

60 x 6 = 360

This, therefore, produces another remainder which is equal to 400 – 360 = 40

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the two pieces of it as 0.016 = z, with a Remainder equal to 40.

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