# 8/50 as a decimal

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking to convert the fraction 8/50 into its decimal form. This involves performing the division of 8 by 50.

The decimal form of $$\frac{8}{50}$$ is $$0.16$$.

The decimal form of ( \frac{8}{50} ) is ( 0.16 ).

#### Steps to Solve

1. Perform the Division

To convert the fraction ( \frac{8}{50} ) into decimal form, you need to divide the numerator (8) by the denominator (50).

1. Set up the division

You can set it up in a long division format or use a calculator. Here we will do it manually:

When you divide 8 by 50, you recognize that 8 is less than 50, so we start adding decimal points.

1. Calculate using long division

Add a decimal point and a zero to 8, making it 80.

Divide 80 by 50:

50 goes into 80 one time (1).

The remainder is ( 80 - 50 = 30 ).

1. Continue division

Now, bring down another zero, making it 300.

50 goes into 300 six times (6).

The remainder is ( 300 - 300 = 0 ).

So, we have calculated the decimal to be ( 0.16 ).

1. Final Decimal Form

Thus, the decimal form of ( \frac{8}{50} ) is ( 0.16 ).

The decimal form of ( \frac{8}{50} ) is ( 0.16 ).

The fraction ( \frac{8}{50} ) simplifies to ( \frac{4}{25} ) before performing the division. This is because both numbers can be divided by 2, which can make mental calculations easier.

#### Tips

• Forgetting to add a decimal point when the numerator is smaller than the denominator.
• Incorrect long division that leads to wrong remainders.

To avoid these, ensure to add zeros when necessary and double-check your division steps.

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