# How do you write -13/16 as a decimal?

May 28, 2016

$- 0.8125$

#### Explanation:

Note that $16 = 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2$.

So dividing by $16$ is the same as dividing by $2$ four times.

$- \frac{13}{16} = - \frac{6.5}{8} = - \frac{3.25}{4} = - \frac{1.625}{2} = - 0.8125$

Alternatively, just long divide $\frac{13}{16}$...

Then put the minus signs back to get $- \frac{13}{16} = - 0.8125$