How to Convert Math

How to convert fractions to decimals

Before we start the series of What and How to let us get to know what actually these fractions and decimal are.

Fractions

A fractional number is a numeric quantity that is not a whole number. It is a part of the whole number and is usually represented by two numbers separated by a horizontal line, 1/4 is a fraction. The number above the horizontal line is called the numerator, and the one below the line is called the denominator.

Decimals.

A decimal number is defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional number part is separated by a decimal point.

Convert Fractions To Decimals

In a fraction, a bar means “divided by”, which means that the numerator gets divided by the denominator. So if we find the equivalent of fraction 1/4, you need to solve: 1 divided by 4.

The answer will be 0.25.

In the example above, you can think of it in terms of money. $1 is the whole, while $0.25 is a quarter. That quarter is equivalent to 1/4 of a dollar. The same example holds true for $0.10. A dime is 1/10 of a dollar. If you divide the dollar by 10, 1/10, you get $0.10.

I hope that has helped.

 

 

 

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