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1. What 81 divided by 8

I work it out but it was 10 which is wrong and the answer is 10.125 but how

8 goes into 8 once = 1
8 goes into 1 none = 0 the answer is 10 but how is it 10.125 ? so confused!!!!!!!
2. Right, 8 goes into 80 ten times, right?
Then, when you divide 1 by 8, you get .125

Add these together and you get 80.125.

If doing long devision, you will ALWAYS get a remainder and in order to get your answer is accurately as possible, leave it in fraction form.

So, it would be 10 and (1/8)
3. don't you mean 1 goes into 8 0.125 times?
4. (Original post by seyrose)
don't you mean 1 goes into 8 0.125 times?
I think you mean 8 goes into 1 0.125 times, 1 goes into 8 8 times.
5. (Original post by Scienceisgood)
I think you mean 8 goes into 1 0.125 times, 1 goes into 8 8 times.
Hahaha, yup. that's exactly what I meant.
I'm tired.
6. Example, what is 54/7?

Well, the nearest whole number would be 49 as a mutliple of 7 so it would be 7.
Then take into account the fraction, the difference between 54 and 49 is 5.

So, it would then be 5/7.

Add these together and you get 7 and 5/7ths.

If you want a number, it would actually be 7.714285714285714285714285714285 71

But, that number still carries on which makes your answer more accurate to simply do 7 and 5/7ths. =)

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