What is 10 minutes in decimal?
An example of a decimal number is the number 1.66. Here 1 is the whole number and 66 is the decimal part.
Answer: The time of 10 minutes written as a fraction of an hour in decimal form is equal to 0.167
Let's analyze the division method to write 10 minutes in decimal.
There are two steps that must be performed to write 10 minutes in decimal.
Step 1: Change the given time into a fraction.
Step 2: Change the obtained fraction into a decimal.
Now proceeding through step 1, we need to write 10 minutes as a fraction of an hour.
As we know that we need to divide the given minutes by 60 to change into an hour.
Therefore, (10 / 60) = 1 / 6 hour in simplest form.
Now proceeding through step 2, we need to change the obtained fraction into a decimal.
1 / 6 in decimal can be calculated by performing the long division method.
Here we can see that Numerator is smaller than the denominator hence we need to add decimal in the quotient first and 0 in the numerator.
Therefore, 10 / 60 = 0.1666
The decimal number 0.1666 is rounded to 0.167
By performing both the steps we have obtained the required value for 10 minutes in decimal as 0.167.
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