What Is 12/50 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 12/50 as a decimal is equal to 0.24.

The Long Division method converts a fractional value into a decimal value. The fractional value is expressed as p/q where p is the numerator and q is the denominator. The numerator value p becomes the dividend and the denominator value q becomes the divisor in the long division. The quotient value is the result with a remainder value.

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.

12 50 as a decimal

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 12/50.


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 = 12

Divisor = 50

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 $\div$ 50

This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. The long division is shown below in Figure 1:

12/50 Long Division Method

Figure 1

12/50 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 50, we can see how 12 is Smaller than 50, and to solve this division, we require that 12 be Bigger than 50.

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 50; this can be seen done as follows:

120 $\div$ 50 $\approx$ 2


50 x 2 = 100

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 120 – 100 = 20. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 20 into 200 and solving for that:

200 $\div$ 50 $\approx$ 4 


50 x 4 = 200

This, therefore, produces another remainder which is equal to 200 – 200 = 0.

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the two pieces of it as 0.24, with a Remainder equal to 0.

12 by 50 Quotient and Remainder

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