How do you write the decimal and percent for 8/9?

1 Answer
Nov 10, 2016

Answer:

#8/9 = 0.bar8 ~~0.889~~0.89#

#8/9 = 88 8/9% ~~ 88.89% ~~88.9%#

Explanation:

To change this fraction into a decimal you have to divide the numerator by the denominator...

#8/9 = 8div9 =0.888888.....# it is a recurring decimal.

This can be written as #0.bar8#, but can also be shown as
#0.89 " or " 0.889#

As a percent it can be given as #88.9%# or #88.89%#

As it is a recurring decimal, it is necessary to round the answer.

A better form of the answer for a percent is:

#88 8/9%#

This is not rounded at all so it is exact.