# 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.

The result of dividing 3.5 by 4 is $$0.875$$.

The answer is ( 0.875 ) or ( \frac{7}{8} ).

#### Steps to Solve

1. Set up the division problem
We begin by writing down the division problem we need to solve:
$$\frac{3.5}{4}$$

2. 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:
$$\frac{35}{10} \times \frac{1}{4}$$

3. Multiply the fractions
Now, we multiply the numerators and denominators:
$$\frac{35 \times 1}{10 \times 4} = \frac{35}{40}$$

4. 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:
$$\frac{35 \div 5}{40 \div 5} = \frac{7}{8}$$

5. 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} ).