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In order to rewrite a fraction as a decimal we divide the numerator by the denominator.  In other words what does `17-:9`   equal?

Therefore:     

 9 goes into 17 only once (1) with a remainder of 8

Therefore the answer is 1.??? Then we say 9 goes into 80...

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In order to rewrite a fraction as a decimal we divide the numerator by the denominator.  In other words what does `17-:9`   equal?

Therefore:     

 9 goes into 17 only once (1) with a remainder of 8

Therefore the answer is 1.??? Then we say 9 goes into 80 how many times?  It goes 8 times with a remainder of 8. We can keep dividing but we will always get a remainder of 8.  Therefore, `17/9=1.889`

if rounded to the nearest thousandth.   

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