How to Change a Fraction to a Decimal

In order to change a fraction to a decimal, simply divide the numerator by the denominator. For example, to change 5/8 into a decimal, divide 5 by 8 to get 0.625.

Changing a Fraction to a Decimal

Changing a Fraction to a Decimal

To change a fraction to a decimal simply divide the numerator by the denominator. Let’s look at 3 examples.

To change 5/8 into a decimal, we’re going to do 5 divided by 8, which is 625 thousandths. To change 1/3 into a decimal, again, we’ll divide the numerator 1 by the denominator 3. 1 divided by 3 is 3 tenths, repeating, etc. Finally, 3/4.

Again, we take the numerator and divide it by the denominator. 3 divided by 4 is 75 hundredths. To change a fraction to a decimal, just divide the numerator by the denominator.

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