What Is 6/38 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 6/38 as a decimal is equal to 0.15789474.
Addition, subtraction (inclusive), division, and multiplication are the four primary operators of mathematics. Each has two types that differ in how they are being solved. One results in an Integer value while the other does not solve completely resulting in a Decimal one – this is what we call solving completely
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 6/38.
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 = 6
Divisor = 38
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 = 6 $\div$ 38
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. The following figure shows the long division:
6/38 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 6 and 38, we can see how 6 is Smaller than 38, and to solve this division, we require that 6 be Bigger than 38.
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 6, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 60.
We take this 60 and divide it by 38; this can be done as follows:
60 $\div$ 38 $\approx$ 1
38 x 1 = 38
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 60 – 38 = 22. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 22 into 220 and solving for that:
220 $\div$ 38 $\approx$ 5
38 x 5 = 190
This, therefore, produces another Remainder equal to 220 – 190 = 30. Now we must solve this problem to Third Decimal Place for accuracy, so we repeat the process with dividend 300.
300 $\div$ 38 $\approx$ 7
38 x 7 = 266
Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.157=z, with a Remainder equal to 34.
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