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What Is 14/16 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 14/16 as a decimal is equal to 0.875.

Division is a necessary operation for Fractions, and while it may appear like the most challenging mathematical operation, it is actually not that much more challenging because we have a solution. We convert fractions to Decimal numbers so that they are simpler to comprehend.

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 14/16.

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 = 14

Divisor = 16

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 = 14 $\div$ 16

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

Figure 1

14/16 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 14, and 16 we can see how 14 is Smaller than 16, and to solve this division we require that 14 be Bigger than 16.

This is done by multiplying the dividend by 10 and checking whether it is bigger than the divisor or not. And 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 14, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 140.

We take this 140 and divide it by 16, this can be seen done as follows:

 140 $\div$ 16 $\approx$ 8

Where:

16 x 8 = 128

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 140 – 128 = 12, now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 12 into 120 and solving for that:

120 $\div$ 16 $\approx$ 7 

Where:

16 x 7 = 112

This, therefore, produces another remainder which is equal to 120 – 112 = 8. Now we must solve this problem to Third Decimal Place for accuracy, so we repeat the process with dividend 80.

80 $\div$ 16 = 5

Where:

16 x 5 = 80

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.875 = z, with a Remainder equal to 0.

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