# What is 7/16 as a decimal?

## Want to practice?

Fill in the missing parts in the long division below and complete the answer.

$$\frac7?=0.4\_7\_$$

### Solution

• As we can see that the quotient starts with 0…., we can say that the divisor is greater than the dividend. Hence 0 is added at each step to make the value divisible by the divisor.
• Start by finding the divisor. As we have the first digit of the quotient and the product 64, we can conclude that 16 x 4=64. Hence the divisor is 16.
• The blank in the second step is the difference between 70 and 64.
70 – 64 = 6
• Find the blank in the quotient by finding the number of times 60 is divisible by 16.
16 x 3 = 48.
Hence the first blank in the quotient is 3.
• In the third step, we can see that 16 divides 120 seven times. Hence
16 x 7 = 112
• The last blank in the quotient is the number of times 16 exactly divides 80.
16 x 5 = 80

Find below the correct long division with the answers.

The long division method includes the conversion of a fraction into a decimal by division. The numerator of the fraction is the dividend and the denominator of the fraction is the divisor.

$$\frac{\mathbf7}{\mathbf{16}}\boldsymbol=\mathbf0\boldsymbol.\mathbf{4375}$$

## Remember

Here are some common terms you should be familiar with.

• In the fraction $$\frac{7}{16}$$, the number 7 is the dividend (our numerator)
• The number 16 is our divisor (our denominator)

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