## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

One would set up (eventually adding zeros in the dividend): $~~~~0.$ $8\overline{)1.}$
In order to convert the fraction $\frac{1}{8}$ to a decimal, we divide 1 by 8: $~~~~0.$ $8\overline{)1.}$ The next step would be to write zeros in the dividend ($1.00$). Then one would place a 1 in the quotient and subtract $1∗8=8$ from $10$ in the dividend. One would continue this process until there is no remainder or until the sufficient number of significant digits is obtained.