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5/16 as a decimal is = 0.4125

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In the fraction 5/16 , the number 5 is

  • Numerator
  • Denominator
  • Decimal
  • Fraction
What is the equivalent fraction to 5/16?
  • 10/32
  • 10/36
  • 10/48
  • 9/32
What is the equivalent fraction to 5/16?
  • 9/68
  • 10/64
  • 20/64
  • 9/32
What is the equivalent fraction to 5/16?
  • 35/16
  • 15/35
  • 20/60
  • 15/48

 

  • A fraction is the representation of the number of parts out of the whole. The fraction has two parts- the numerator and the denominator, which is separated by a line.
  • The number above the line is called the numerator and the number below the line is called the denominator.
  • Sometimes the fractions are also written in their decimal form.
  • The numerator is divided by the denominator to get the decimal form of the fraction.

Let us find the decimal form of the given fraction by carrying out the division.

  • When you have a fraction in which the denominator is greater than the numerator, we start the quotient with decimal point and add 0 to the dividend.
  • Note that 0 can be added in each of the steps to the remainder to make it divisible.
  • We can continue dividing until you reach a remainder of 0.
  • The quotient is the decimal form of the fraction.
  • Converting fractions to decimals helps in adding or subtracting them easily without having to find the common denominator.

Hence we have =0.4125.

Remember

Here are some common terms you should be familiar with.

  • In the fraction , the number 5 is the dividend (our numerator)
  • The number 6 is our divisor (our denominator)

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