What Is 36/48 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 36/48 as a decimal is equal to 0.75.

If we talk about comparing two numbers in Fractions or Decimals, this analysis is quite easy in the decimal form e.g. 2.5 is smaller than 3.5 whereas, in fraction form respectively 5/2 and 7/2, we cant easily figure out which value is smaller and greater in the first look.

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.

36 48 as a decimal

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 36/48.


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 = 36

Divisor = 48

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 = 36 $\div$ 48

This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. The following figure shows the long division:

36/48 Long Division Method

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36/48 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 36 and 48, we can see how 36 is Smaller than 48, and to solve this division, we require that 36 be Bigger than 48.

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 36, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 360.

We take this 360 and divide it by 48; this can be done as follows:

 360 $\div$ 48 $\approx$ 7


48 x 7 = 336

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 360 – 336 = 24. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 24 into 240 and solving for that:

240 $\div$ 48 = 5 


48 x 5 = 240

Therefore, Remainder is equal to 240 – 240 = 0. Now we stop solving this problem, we have a Quotient generated after combining the two pieces of it as 0.75=z, with a Remainder equal to 0.Pie Chart 36 by 48 Long Division Method

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