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What Is 48/60 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 48/60 as a decimal is equal to 0.8.

A fraction represents a part of a whole or more generally any number of equal parts. Fractions can be converted into their equivalent decimals. There are two types of fractions one is a proper fraction and the other is an improper fraction. The fraction 48/60 is a proper fraction since its denominator is greater than its numerator.

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 48/60.

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 done as follows:

Dividend = 48

Divisor = 60

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 = 48 $\div$ 60

This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. The following figure shows the solution for fraction 48/60.

48/60 Long Division Method

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48/60 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 48 and 60, we can see how 48 is Smaller than 60, and to solve this division, we require that 48 be Bigger than 60.

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 48, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 480.

We take this 480 and divide it by 60; this can be done as follows:

 480 $\div$ 60 = 8

Where:

60 x 8 = 480

After only one step, we have a Quotient generated after combining the one piece of it as 0.8, with a Remainder equal to 0.

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