What Is 17/24 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 17/24 as a decimal is equal to 0.708.
Numbers can be represented alternatively in the form of fractions and decimals. Fractions are expressed as a/b, where b≠0, while decimals are written as the whole number part connected with the fractional part by a decimal point like 0.9. Interestingly, a fraction can be readily converted to its decimal form for which the most commonly used method is “Long Division“.
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 17/24.
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 = 17
Divisor = 24
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 = 17 $\div$ 24
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. The following figure shows the long division:
17/24 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 17 and 24, we can see how 17 is Smaller than 24, and to solve this division, we require that 17 be Bigger than 24.
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 17, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 170.
We take this 170 and divide it by 24; this can be seen done as follows:
170 $\div$ 24 $\approx$ 7
24 x 7 = 168
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 170 – 168 = 2. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 2 into 200 (multiplying 10 twice and adding 0 to the quotient) and solving for that:
200 $\div$ 24 $\approx$ 8
24 x 8 = 192
This, therefore, produces another remainder which is equal to 200 – 192 = 8. Now we stop solving this problem because we get the Third Decimal Place in the Quotient. Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the pieces of it as 0.708 = z, with a Remainder equal to 8.
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