# What is 250 divided by 3?

Aug 27, 2016

$\frac{250}{3} = 83. \overline{3}$

#### Explanation:

You can tell whether an integer is divisible by $3$ based on whether the sum of its digits is divisible by $3$.

So in the case of $250$, we find:

$2 + 5 + 0 = 7$

which is not divisible by $3$.

So we will not get an integer result when dividing $250$ by $3$.

If we try long division, we find that the remainder repeats and the quotient repeats...

We can indicate a repeating decimal using a bar over the repeating pattern of digits - in our example just "$3$", so:

$\frac{250}{3} = 83. \overline{3}$