# What is 3/8 as a decimal?

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## How to do the long division method?

• To convert the fraction to decimal write the numbers in the long division with 3 as the dividend and 8 as the divisor.
• As 3 cannot be divided by 8, we can add 0 to 3 to make it 30 and add a decimal point in the quotient.
• Continue the division, if you get a remainder that is smaller than 8, you can add 0 to it to make it divisible by 8.
• Perform the division till you get the remainder 0 or till the remainder gets repeated.

Here we have performed the division till we arrived at 0 as the remainder. As we cannot divide further, the answer would be the quotient we got from this division, 0.375.

## Remember

Here are some common terms you should be familiar with.

• In the fraction$$\frac38$$, the number 3 is the dividend (our numerator)
• The number 8 is our divisor (our denominator)

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