 # What Is 12/42 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 12/42 as a decimal is equal to 0.28571428.

A Fraction can be represented in p/q form, where p and q are referred to as the Numerator and Denominator, respectively. Fractions involve Division, and division is one of the toughest mathematical operations among all operators. But we can make it simple by using the method discussed later. 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 12/42.

## 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 = 12

Divisor = 42

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 = 12 $\div$ 42

This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. Figure 1

## 12/42 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 12 and 42, we can see how 12 is Smaller than 42, and to solve this division, we require that 12 be Bigger than 42.

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.

Now, we begin solving for our dividend 12, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 120.

We take this 120 and divide it by 42; this can be done as follows:

120 $\div$ 42 $\approx$ 2

Where:

42 x 2 = 84

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 120 – 84 = 36. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 36 into 360 and solving for that:

360 $\div$ 42 $\approx$ 8

Where:

42 x 8 = 336

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 360 – 336 = 24. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 24 into 240 and solving for that:

240 $\div$ 42 $\approx$ 5

Where:

45 x 5 = 210

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.285=z, with a Remainder equal to 30. Images/mathematical drawings are created with GeoGebra.