What Is 13/50 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 13/50 as a decimal is equal to 0.26.
A decimal is a number with two parts. The first part represents a bigger part and the next part represents just a fraction of it. Fractions and decimals are interchangeable forms.
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 13/50.
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 = 13
Divisor = 50
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 = 13 $\div$ 50
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. See the solution for the given fraction in figure 1.
13/50 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 13, and 50 we can see how 13 is Smaller than 50, and to solve this division we require that 13 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 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 130, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 130.
We take this 130 and divide it by 50, this can be seen done as follows:
130 $\div$ 50 $\approx$ 2
50 x 2 = 100
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 130 – 100 = 30, now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 30 into 300 and solving for that:
300 $\div$ 50 = 6
50 x 6 = 300
This, therefore, produces another remainder which is equal to 300 – 300 = 0. Hence there is no need for further division.
Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the two pieces of it as 0.26, with a Remainder equal to 0.
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