What Is 5/80 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 5/80 as a decimal is equal to 0.062.

Long division in arithmetic is such kind of division that is used to divide large numbers into numerous smaller parts. A Dividend is divided by a divisor, the quotient shows the possible groups that can be made, and the remainder depicts how many numbers will be left undivided.

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 80 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 5/80.


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 = 80

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 $\div$ 80

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

5/80 Long Division Method

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5/80 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 80, we can see how 5 is Smaller than 80, and to solve this division, we require that 5 be Bigger than 80.

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 100 becomes 500.

We take this 500 and divide it by 80; this can be done as follows:

 500 $\div$ 80 $\approx$ 6


80 x 6 = 480

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 500 – 480 = 20. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 20 into 200 and solving for that:

200 $\div$ 80 $\approx$ 2


80 x 2 = 160

This, therefore, produces another Remainder which is equal to 200 – 160 = 40.  

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.062=z, with a Remainder equal to 40.

5 by 80 Quotient and Remainder

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