What Is 39/50 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 39/50 as a decimal is equal to 0.78.
The Division is an important operation in mathematics, where an integer “m” is divided into equal parts of another integer value “n.” This can be denoted in the form of a fraction m/n, where m is the numerator and n is the denominator. The long division process is used to convert this fraction into decimal form.
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 39/50.
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 = 39
Divisor = 50
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 = 39 $\div$ 50
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. Given the Long division process for this fraction in Figure 1:
39/50 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 39, and 50 we can see how 39 is Smaller than 50, and to solve this division we require that 39 be Bigger than 50.
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 39, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 390.
We take this 390 and divide it by 50, this can be seen done as follows:
390 $\div$ 50 $\approx$ 7
50 x 7 = 350
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 390 – 350 = 40, now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 40 into 400 and solving for that:
400 $\div$ 50 $\approx$ 8
50 x 8 = 400
This, therefore, produces another remainder which is equal to 400 – 400 = 0.
Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.78, with a Remainder equal to 0.
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