What Is 57/60 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 57/60 as a decimal is equal to 0.95.
The Long Division method consists of a divisor and a dividend. The dividend is subtracted by a multiple closest to a divisor after multiplying it by 10 and then the remainder is again multiplied by 10 and the process is repeated. After a few steps, the quotient value seen on top of the process is the resulting decimal value.
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 57/60.
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 = 57
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 = 57 $\div$ 60
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. Given is the Long division process in Figure 1:
57/60 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 57 and 60, we can see how 57 is Smaller than 60, and to solve this division, we require that 57 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 57, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 570.
We take this 570 and divide it by 60; this can be done as follows:
570 $\div$ 60 $\approx$ 9
60 x 9 = 540
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 570 – 540 = 30. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 30 into 300 and solving for that:
300 $\div$ 60 $\approx$ 5
60 x 5 = 300
This, therefore, produces another Remainder which is equal to 300 – 300 = 0.
Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the two pieces of it as 0.95, with a Remainder equal to 0.
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