# Thread: A very simple question

1. ## A very simple question

Hi i know this sounds dumb but i have been messing around with division and i know how to do short and long division but when i divide (38 by 8 i get 4 remainder 6) which is simple but when done on a calculator the answer is 4.75, i know the 4 is correct but where does the .75 come from.

2. Originally Posted by greenwood
Hi i know this sounds dumb but i have been messing around with division and i know how to do short and long division but when i divide (38 by 8 i get 4 remainder 6) which is simple but when done one on a calculator the answer is 4.75, i know the 4 is correct but where does the .75 come from.

$\displaystyle 4.75$ is the decimal representation of $\displaystyle 4\frac{3}{4}$

Now you have $\displaystyle 38/8=4$ remainder $\displaystyle 6$, or $\displaystyle 4 \frac{6}{8}$ but $\displaystyle \frac{6}{8}=\frac{3}{4}$ so we have:

$\displaystyle \frac{38}{8}=4\frac{3}{4}=4.75$

RonL

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4. Originally Posted by greenwood
What is [LaTeX Error: Couldn't copy temporary file]
You don't really want to know, but look again its OK now.

RonL