 # What Is 2/99 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 2/99 as a decimal is equal to 0.020.

Fraction is the representation of a part of a thing. It can be represented in different ways. The decimal representation of fractions is very commonly used. A fraction can be converted into its decimal form by 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 2/99.

## 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 done as follows:

Dividend = 2

Divisor = 99

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 $\div$ 99

This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. Figure 1

## 2/99 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 99, we can see how 2 is Smaller than 99, and to solve this division, we require that 2 be Bigger than 99.

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 99, 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 99 and divisions are possible now.

Now we begin solving our dividend 200

We take this 200 and divide it by 99; this can be done as follows:

200 $\div$ 99$\approx$ 2

Where:

99 x 2 =2

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 200 – 198 = 2. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 2 into 200 and solving for that:

Since if 2 is multiplied by 10 it becomes 20, which is still a smaller value than 99, 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 99 and divisions are possible now.

So, by putting another zero we get the decimal up to three places.

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.020=z, with a Remainder equal to 200. Images/mathematical drawings are created with GeoGebra.