What Is 2/61 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 2/61 as a decimal is equal to 0.032.
A fraction is expressed with a numerator and denominator separated by a division operator. This is expressed in the form of p/q. The fraction can be converted into decimal form using the long division method.
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 2/61.
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 = 2
Divisor = 61
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 = 2 $\div$ 61
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem.
2/61 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 2 and 61, we can see how 2 is Smaller than 61, and to solve this division, we require that 2 be Bigger than 61.
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 2, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 20.
Since if 2 is multiplied by 10 it becomes 20, which is still a smaller value than 61, we multiply 20 by 10 again to make it 200. For this, we add a zero in the quotient just after the decimal point. It makes 200 bigger than 61 and divisions are possible now.
Now we begin solving our dividend 200
We take this 200 and divide it by 61; this can be done as follows:
200 $\div$ 61 $\approx$ 3
61 x 3 = 183
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 200 – 183 = 17. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 17 into 170 and solving for that:
170 $\div$ 61 $\approx$ 2
61 x 22 = 122
This, therefore, produces another Remainder which is equal to 170 – 122 = 48.
Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.032, with a Remainder equal to 48.
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