# How do you write 53/8 as a decimal?

May 13, 2017

Answer: $6.625$

#### Explanation:

Option 1: Use a calculator

Option 2:
We can use long division to find the quotient and the remainder:
$53 / 8 = 6 \text{R} 5 = 6 + \frac{5}{8}$

Since we know that $\frac{1}{8} + \frac{4}{8} = \frac{5}{8}$ and $\frac{1}{8} = 0.125$ and $\frac{4}{8} = \frac{1}{2} = 0.5$, then $0.125 + .5 = 0.625$

Therefore, $\frac{1}{8} + \frac{4}{8} = 6 + 0.625 = 6.625$ which is our final answer