What Is 8/48 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 8/48 as a decimal is equal to 0.166.

Proper fractions are the type of fractional form that is a result of two numbers being divided. They are expressed as a/b, where a is the numerator and b is the denominator. In this fraction, a is less than b and thus they are usually less than the whole number 1.

8 48 as a decimal

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 8/48.


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 = 8

Divisor = 48

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 = 8 $\div$ 48

This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. Given is the long division process in Figure 1:

8/48 Long Division Method

Figure 1

8/48 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 8 and 48, we can see how 8 is Smaller than 48, and to solve this division, we require that 8 be Bigger than 48.

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 8, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 80.

We take this 80 and divide it by 48; this can be done as follows:

 80 $\div$ 48 $\approx$ 1


48 x 1 = 48

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 80 – 48 = 32. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 32 into 320 and solving for that:

320 $\div$ 48 $\approx$ 6 


48 x 6 = 288

This, therefore, produces another Remainder which is equal to 320 – 288 = 32. Now we must solve this problem to Third Decimal Place for accuracy, so we repeat the process with dividend 320.

320 $\div$ 48 $\approx$ 6 


48 x 6 = 288

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.166, with a Remainder equal to 32.Pie Chart 8 by 48 Long Division Method

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