# What is 69 divided by 26?

##### 2 Answers
Nov 30, 2016

$\frac{69}{26} = 2.6538 \ldots .$

#### Explanation:

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and hence

$\frac{69}{26} = 2.6538 \ldots .$

Note: As denominator is $26 = 2 \times 13$, leaving $2$ as it is a factor of $10$, the digits should repeat from ${13}^{t h}$ digit i.e. after $12$ digits.

Nov 30, 2016

$\frac{69}{26} = 2 \frac{17}{26}$

#### Explanation:

Shwetank Mauria has shown the long division method very clearly.

The answer will be a pretty uncomfortable recurring decimal.

Another option is to use fractions and change an improper fraction to a mixed number. The resulting fraction is also pretty awkward, but is has the advantage of being exact, whereas a decimal answer, by necessity, has to be rounded off.

$69 \div 26 = \frac{69}{26}$

$\frac{69}{26} = 2 \frac{17}{26}$

Recall the method:

$2 \times 26 = 52 \text{ } \leftarrow$ whole number is 2

$69 - 52 = 17 \text{ } \leftarrow$ this gives the remainder.

The remainder is a fraction of $26$

Hence $2 \frac{17}{26}$