What is 17/33 as a decimal?

Decimals and fractions are two ways you can write the same number. A decimal is written when in two parts, its whole numbers part and its decimals part – with a decimal point in between. In this article, you’ll learn how to convert 17/33 to a decimal using the division method.

Solution: 17/33 as a decimal is 0.52

Methods

Explanation using the division method:

A fraction is usually split into two parts: the first part is the number on top, called the numerator; and the second part is the number on the bottom, called the denominator. These are both separated by a line called the “divisor line”. We can use the division method help to solve this question: to get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 17 by the denominator 33 (which you can enter in any calculator):

17 (numerator) ÷ 33 (denominator) = 0.52

And finally, you get 0.52 as your answer when you convert 17/33 to a decimal.

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