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baxthum8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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


 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.   

rachellopez | Student

`(17)/(9)` is the same as saying `17-:9`. When you put 17 divided by 9 into a calculator, you get 1.88889. Depending on what you want to round it to, you would get a slightly different answer. If you round to the nearest tenth, or one decimal place, you'll get the decimal 1.9. If you round to the nearest hundredth, you get 1.89. Basically, 17 divided by 9 is ``1.8 repeating.

xtaq | Student

17 divided by 9 is 1.888888888 so basically all you have to do is round that up to 1.9 or just call it 1.8 and its just like whats 1.0 divided by 3

sid-sarfraz | Student


What is 17/9 as a decimal?


Now we have to use the division process but as it can be seen that further simplification cannot be done. Long division can be done. 

Now according to this problem, 17 is supposed to be divided by 9. It means 17 is supposed to be divided into 9 equal parts.

So therefore, 17/9 = 1.8888888

Or approximately 1.89

malkaam | Student

what is 17/9 as a decimal

Division can be defined as splitting into parts or groups, in this question 17 is being split into 9 parts.

Over here 17 is the numerator and 9 is the denominator therefore we need to divide 17 by 9, or in other words 17 upon 9.

17/9 = 1.8888888888889 

i.e.  1.89 by rounding it off to 2 decimal places.

jess1999 | Student

To change the fraction , 17/9 , into a decimal you can simply just divide 17 by 9 which would get you 1.8888 which is your answer. 

Another way to change fractions into a decimals is to try to change the denominator into 100 , but of course this would not work for this fraction because 9 does not go into 100 evenly . An example that would work could be 

4/50 first you would multiply both the denominator and the numerator by 2 

By multiplying , you should get 8 / 100 which is just .08 

kevin0001 | Student

It is easy to solve these types of questions. To turn a fraction into a decimal number, you need to divide the numerator ( top number of fraction ) by the denominator ( bottom part of a fraction ). We will have to use the equation `17-:9`

So just use a calculator or solve by hand. 17 divided by 9 = 1.8888 ( continued )

zumba96 | Student

To do this you could either plug it into the calculator or do long division. If you divide 17/9 you would get 1 8/9 so therefore, when you divide 8/9 you would get .8888888888 or .9 if you round. So your answer should be 1.9 rounding to the nearest tenth

taangerine | Student

17/9 is basically 17 divided by 9 in other words.

  1. You can do long division. 
  2. You can plug it into the calculator. 

In the end, your answer should be 1.888888888888. The '8' will be repeating. If you round to the nearest tenth, your answer would be 1.9. 

xtaq | Student


The question includes Fractions and Division.                                             17 divided bye 9 is -8.                                                                          The decimal might go something like this:1.9 because 17 contains 1 full 9 and then you would just need like 1 more to make 2.0 so basically it is 1.9.          But to be honest it isnt excactly 1.9 it is like 1.88 but all you have to do is round it to the nearest hundred it is 1.9 so the answer is 1.9

cherrychuuu | Student

17/9 is basically 17 divided by 9. 9 goes into 17 once with a remainder of 8. 8 divided by 9 is .888..... so if you put them together it's going to be 1.888... or 1.89, rounded to the nearest hundredth.

nisarg | Student

just divide 17 by 9 and your answer is 1.88888888 and so on to round it up just make it 1.89 or 1.9

lena12 | Student

17/9 is a fraction, specifically, a mixed number. It is a mixed number because the numerator (top number) is larger than the denominator (bottom number). We can make this into a simpler fraction by splitting it into two parts: 9/9 + 8/9. Since we know 9/9 is 1 (because fractions with the same numerator and denominator are equal to 1), we have the fraction 1 and 8/9. To make 8/9 into a decimal, we simply put it into a calculator, and get 0.88889. Then we add this result to 1 to get 1.8889, or rounded to the nearest tenth: 1.9. 

meet247 | Student

17/9 is nothing but distributing 17 into a number of parts, each part consisting of 9 units. Now, one part is made using 9 units and thus we have 17-9=8 left with us. But we need 9 units to make one more part and thus in total 2 parts. As we have only 8 units left, it is not possible to make 2 parts. So answer will be less than 2. How much less ? Well, one unit is less to make exactly 2 parts so, the answer will also be 1 unit (out of 9 units) less than 2 i.e. 1/9 = 0.11111. So 2-0.11111 = 1.88889


17/9 = 1.88889