3.5 divided by 4
Understand the Problem
The question is asking for the result of dividing the number 3.5 by 4, which is a straightforward mathematical calculation.
Answer
The result of dividing 3.5 by 4 is \( 0.875 \).
Answer for screen readers
The answer is ( 0.875 ) or ( \frac{7}{8} ).
Steps to Solve

Set up the division problem
We begin by writing down the division problem we need to solve:
$$ \frac{3.5}{4} $$ 
Perform the division
Next, we divide 3.5 by 4. This can be done by converting 3.5 into a fraction:
$$ \frac{35}{10} $$
Now we can rewrite the division as:
$$ \frac{35}{10} \div 4 $$
This can be further expressed as:
$$ \frac{35}{10} \times \frac{1}{4} $$ 
Multiply the fractions
Now, we multiply the numerators and denominators:
$$ \frac{35 \times 1}{10 \times 4} = \frac{35}{40} $$ 
Simplify the fraction
We can simplify the fraction $\frac{35}{40}$ by finding the greatest common divisor (GCD) of 35 and 40, which is 5. Thus:
$$ \frac{35 \div 5}{40 \div 5} = \frac{7}{8} $$ 
Convert to decimal (if needed)
If we want the decimal form, we can divide 7 by 8:
$$ 7 \div 8 = 0.875 $$
The answer is ( 0.875 ) or ( \frac{7}{8} ).
More Information
The division of 3.5 by 4 gives the result ( 0.875 ). This result indicates that 3.5 is a little less than one whole when divided by 4.
Tips
 Misplacing the decimal point when dividing. Be careful to line up decimals correctly.
 Forgetting to simplify fractions, which can lead to unnecessary complexity in the answer.