What is 50 divided by 18?

1 Answer
Dec 13, 2016

Answer:

In whole number arithmetic:

#50/18 = 2# with remainder #14#

Otherwise:

#25/9#, #" "2 7/9" "# or #" "2.777... = 2.bar(7)#

Explanation:

If you are talking about whole number arithmetic then:

#50 / 18 = 2" "# with remainder #14#

As an "improper" fraction:

#50/18 = (color(red)(cancel(color(black)(2)))xx25)/(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(2)))xx9) = 25/9#

As a mixed fraction:

#50/18 = (36+14)/18 = 36/18 + 14/18 = 2+7/9 = 2 7/9#

To find a decimal representation, use long division:

#color(white)(1080")")underline(color(white)(000)2color(black)(.)7color(white)(0)7color(white)(0)7color(white)(0)...)#
#1color(white)(0)8color(white)(0)")"color(white)(0)5color(white)(0)0color(black)(.)0color(white)(0)0color(white)(0)0color(white)(0)...#
#color(white)(1080")"0)underline(3color(white)(0)6#
#color(white)(1080")"0)1color(white)(0)4color(white)(.)0#
#color(white)(1080")"0)underline(1color(white)(0)2color(white)(.)6)#
#color(white)(1080")"000)1color(white)(.)4color(white)(0)0#
#color(white)(1080")"000)underline(1color(white)(.)2color(white)(0)6)#
#color(white)(1080")"0000)color(white)(.)1color(white)(0)4color(white)(0)0#
#color(white)(1080")"0000)color(white)(.)underline(1color(white)(0)2color(white)(0)6)#
#color(white)(1080")"0000)color(white)(.)color(white)(00)1color(white)(0)4#

The remainder starts to repeat, and so does the quotient.

So:

#50/18 = 2.777... = 2.bar(7)#