What Is 3/15 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 3/15 as a decimal is equal to 0.2.
The fractions can also be written in the form of decimals. In a decimal number, the first half represents the whole part and the second half indicates its relevant fraction. They are differentiated by a dot which is known as a decimal point.
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 3/15 given in figure 1.Figure 1
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 = 3
Divisor = 15
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 = 3 $\div$ 15
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. Therefore, lets a have look at the solution of fraction 3/15
3/15 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 3, and y15 we can see how 3 is Smaller than 15, and to solve this division we require that 3 be Bigger than 15.
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 3, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 30.
We take this 30 and divide it by 15, this can be seen done as follows:
30 $\div$ 15 = 2
15 x 2 = 30
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 30 – 30 = 0
So, we have a Quotient generated after combining the decimal piece of it as 0.2, with a Remainder equal to 0.
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