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What Is 4/13 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 4/13 as a decimal is equal to 0.307.

The process of division is one of the four basic mathematical operations. It is used to describe parts of a whole in real life. In mathematics, division can be represented in the form of fractions like p/q, where p represents the numerator and q the denominator. When we evaluate a fraction, we end up with a decimal value.

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 4/13.

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 seen done as follows:

Dividend = 4

Divisor = 13

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 = 4 $\div$ 13

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

Figure 1

4/13 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 4, and 13 we can see how 4 is Smaller than 13, and to solve this division we require that 4 be Bigger than 13.

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 4, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 40.

We take this 40 and divide it by 13, this can be seen done as follows:

 40 $\div$ 13 $\approx$ 3

Where:

13 x 3 = 39

We add 3 to our quotient. This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 40 – 39 = 1, now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 1 into 100 (since 10 is smaller than 13) and solving for that.

Note that 1 needs to be multiplied twice by 10 to become 100, so we add 0 to our quotient because of this. Now:

100 $\div$ 13 $\approx$ 7 

Where:

13 x 7 = 91

This, therefore, produces another remainder which is equal to 100 – 91 = 9. We now have up to 3 decimal places, so we stop here with a Quotient equal to 0.307 and a final Remainder equal to 9.

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