What Is 22/73 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 22/73 as a decimal is equal to 0.301.
Taking an example of a cake, the denominator value in the fraction p/q is the total number of equally divided parts of the cake and the numerator is the number of parts that are left from the total parts in that cake, considering that the fraction is a proper fraction.
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 22/73.
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 = 22
Divisor = 73
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 = 22 $\div$ 73
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. Given is the Long division process in Figure 1:
22/73 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 22 and 73, we can see how 22 is Smaller than 73, and to solve this division, we require that 22 be Bigger than 73.
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 22, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 220.
We take this 220 and divide it by 73; this can be done as follows:
220 $\div$ 73 $\approx$ 3
73 x 3 = 219
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 220 – 219 = 1. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 1 into 10, the value is still less than the divisor. Hence we multiply it by 10 again, add a 0 to the quotient, and solve for that:
100 $\div$ 73 $\approx$ 1
73 x 1 = 73
Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the two pieces of it as 0.301, with a Remainder equal to 27.
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