What is 1/16 as a Decimal?
We need to express 1/16 as a decimal number.
Answer: 1/16 as a decimal is 0.0625
Let's write 1/16 as a decimal using two methods.
Method 1: Writing 1/16 as a decimal using the division method
In order to find the decimal value of any given fraction, we simply divide the numerator of the fraction with the denominator of the fraction.
In this case, we need to divide 1 by 16.
Hence, we try 100/16.
The answer to 100/16 is 6.25
But please note that we had divided the numerator earlier in order to make it legal. Hence, we also need to divide the answer by 100.
Thus, we can say that 1/16 as a decimal = 6.25/100 = 0.0625
Method 2: Writing 1/16 as a decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10
Step 3: Then write down just the numerator, putting the decimal point in the correct place, that is, one space from the right-hand side for every zero in the denominator.
1/16 = (1 × 625) / (16 × 625) = 625/10000 = 0.0625
Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 1/16 as a decimal will always remain the same.
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