What Is 5/49 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 5/49 as a decimal is equal to 0.102.

Fractions in mathematics are used to represent a part of the whole thing in the form of p/q. The p/q form can be converted into decimal form by using different methods. The long division method is one of the commonly used methods for this conversion.

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.

5 49 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 5/49.


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 = 5

Divisor = 49

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 = 5 $\div$ 49

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

5/49 Long Division Method

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5/49 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 5 and 49, we can see how 5 is Smaller than 49, and to solve this division, we require that 5 be Bigger than 49.

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 5, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 50.

We take this 50 and divide it by 49; this can be done as follows:

 50 $\div$ 49 $\approx$ 1


49 x 1 = 49

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 50 – 49 = 1. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 1 into 10 and solving for that.

Since if 1 is multiplied by 10 it becomes 10, which is still a smaller value than 49, we multiply 10 by 10 again to make it 100. For this, we add a zero in the quotient after 1. It makes 100 bigger than 49 and divisions are possible now

100 $\div$ 49 $\approx$ 2 


49 x 2 = 98

This, therefore, produces another Remainder which is equal to 100 – 98 = 2.

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.102, with a Remainder equal to 2.

5 by 49 Quotient and Remainder

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