# 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.

**Explanation:**

### 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.

We know that 1 is smaller than 16. So we add zeros behind the numerator in order to make our division legal.

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 1: Find a number such that we can multiply by the denominator of the fraction to make it 10 or 100 or 1000 and so on.

Step 2: Multiply both numerator and denominator by that number to convert it into it's an equivalent fraction.

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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