What Is 50/59 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 50/59 as a decimal is equal to 0.84745763.
Fractions of the whole number represent in the form p/q and act as an alternative method of representing the division of a number p by another number q, which is usually represented by p ÷ q. Therefore, the procedures and properties of division carry over to fractions. Here, p is termed the numerator, and q is called the denominator
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 50/59.
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 = 50
Divisor = 59
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 = 50 $\div$ 59
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. The following figure shows the long division:
50/59 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 50 and 59, we can see how 50 is Smaller than 59, and to solve this division, we require that 50 be Bigger than 59.
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 50, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 500.
We take this 500 and divide it by 59; this can be done as follows:
500 $\div$ 59 $\approx$ 8
59 x 8 = 472
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 500 – 472 = 28. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 28 into 280 and solving for that:
280 $\div$ 59 $\approx$ 4
59 x 4 = 236
This, therefore, produces another Remainder which is equal to 280 – 236 = 44. Now we must solve this problem in Third Decimal Place for accuracy, so we repeat the process with dividend 440.
440 $\div$ 59 $\approx$ 7
59 x 7 = 413
Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.847=z, with a Remainder equal to 27.
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