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Fraction as a decimal

# Fraction as a decimal ## Fraction as a decimal

Convert a fraction to a decimal. Convert proper and improper fractions to decimals. Convert a ratio to a decimal. This calculator shows the steps and work to convert a fraction to a decimal number.Dividing numbers is easy with a calculator. If you need to do long division by hand put the top number of the fraction (numerator) inside the division bracket and the bottom number (denominator) outside, to the left of the division bracket.

## Fraction

You can reduce the fraction to lowest terms first to make the long division math a bit easier. For example, 9/12 = 9 ÷ 12 = 0.75. Using long division to solve this problem by hand or in your head, reducing 9/12 = 3/4, might make the problem easier. You may even recognize that 3/4 = 0.75 because 3 quarters equals 75 cents. Division of a decimal number by 10, 100 or 1000 can be performed by moving the decimal point to the left by as many places as the number of zeroes in the divisor. The rules of division of decimal fractions by 10, 100, 1000 etc. are discussed here.

In 5th Grade Decimals Worksheet contains various types of questions on operations on decimal numbers. The questions are based on formation of decimals, comparing decimals, Converting Fractions to Decimals, Addition of decimals, subtraction of decimals, multiplication ofAll fractions represent parts of a whole. It has long been convenient and customary to divide things into segments. Hours are divided into 60 minutes each. Days are divided into 24 hours and years into 12 months. Miles are divided into feet and kilometers into meters. Each of these segments can be expressed as a fraction. One inch is one twelve part, or one-twelfth, of a foot. Fractions are very helpful because they make possible measurements in other than whole numbers such as 1, 2, or 5. Measurements with fractions can often be more precise: it is more exact to say “four and one-tenth gallons” than “a little more than four gallons.” (Source: kids.britannica.com)

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