# What is 3/16 to decimal?

A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part are separated by a decimal point.

## Answer: 3/16 to decimal is 0.1875.

Let's look into the two methods to write 3/16 to decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Method 1: Writing 3/16 in decimal using the division method.

To convert any fraction to decimal form, we just need to divide its numerator by denominator.

Here, the fraction is 3/16 which means we need to perform 3 ÷ 16.

This gives the answer as 0.1875. So, 3/16 to decimal is 0.1875.

### Method 2: Writing 3/16 as a decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10.

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

Step 2: Multiply both numerator and denominator by that number to convert it into 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.

3/16 = (3 × 625) / (16 × 625) = 1875/10000 = 0.1875

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 3/16 to decimal will always remain the same.

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