What is 1/16 as a decimal?

In mathematics, converting fractions to decimals is a common task. Let's go through the process of converting the fraction 1/16 to a decimal.

You can try other fractional values to get more familiar with the conversion guide.

Often, convert 2/33 to a decimal or 1/15 to a decimal, depending on the task.

What is 1/16?

A fraction consists of two numbers: the numerator (top number) and the denominator (bottom number). In the fraction 1/16: 1 is the numerator, and 16 is the denominator. This means dividing 1 by 16 to get the decimal value.


116 = 0.063

What is a fraction?

A fraction consists of two parts: the numerator on top and the denominator below. It shows parts of a whole and is used to compare values.

What is a decimal?

A decimal is a number system that includes a decimal point. This point separates the whole number from the fractional part. It is an easy way to express values less than one.

Conversion Steps:

To convert 1/16 to a decimal, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Set up the division. Divide the numerator 1 by the denominator 16. It will look like this: 1 ÷ 16.
  2. Step 2: Perform the division. Use a calculator to divide 1 by 16, or do it manually.
  3. Step 3: Identify the decimal. The result will be a decimal. When 1 is divided by 16, you get 0.0625.

Rounding and Interpretation:

The decimal 0.0625 is recurring. We often round it to make it simpler, like 0.063. This rounded value is the decimal equivalent of the fraction 1/16.