# How to convert fractions to decimals

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

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## 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.