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What Is 1/96 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 1/96 as a decimal is equal to 0.010.

Fractions are numerals of the form p/q where p is the numerator and q is the denominator. The numerator and denominator are basically the equivalent of dividend and divisor in the usual division notation p $\boldsymbol\div$ q. Fractions can be of several types including common, proper, improper, etc.

Here, we are more interested in the division types that result 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 1/96.

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 done as follows:

Dividend = 1

Divisor = 96

Now, we introduce the most important quantity in our division process: 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 $\div$ 96

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

1/96 Long Division Method

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1/96 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 96, we can see how 1 is Smaller than 96, and to solve this division, we require that 1 be Bigger than 96.

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

In our case, however, multiplying 1 by 10 gets us 10, which is still smaller than 96. Therefore, we multiply again by 10 to get 10 x 10 = 100, which is now larger than 96. To indicate this second multiplication by 10, we add a 0 directly after the decimal point in the quotient.

Now, we begin solving for our dividend 1, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 100.

We take this 100 and divide it by 96; this can be done as follows:

 100 $\div$ 96 $\approx$ 1

Where:

96 x 1 = 96

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 100 – 96 = 4. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 4 into 40 and solving for that:

40 $\div$ 96 $\approx$ 0 

Where:

96 x 0 = 0

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.010, with a Remainder equal to 40.

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