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Here you will find some simple information and advice about how to convert a fraction to a decimal.

Further down this page you will also find a printable resource sheet which explain about how to convert a fraction to a decimal in a little more detail.

Fraction to Decimal Converter

If you want to convert a fraction into a decimal, please use the calculator below.

To enter a fraction, you have to enter the numerator followed by '/' followed by the denominator. E.g. 4/5 or 23/7

To enter a mixed fraction, first type the whole number followed by space followed by the numerator followed by '/' followed by the denominator. E.g. 3 1/4 (3 and a quarter).



Fraction to Decimal Converter

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If you need help to find out how to convert a fraction into a decimal, there is more help further down!

Converting Fractions to Decimal Form

To convert a fraction to a decimal, you need to understand that the fraction sign — and the division sign ÷ are actually the same!

So in other words:     a b   =   a ÷ b

If you use a calculator, it is quite easy to convert a fraction into a decimal. If you do not have a calculator, you can still convert a fraction into a decimal using long (or short) division.

How to convert a fraction to a decimal

  • Take the numerator of the fraction and divide it by the denominator.
  • Your calculator will now display the fraction as a decimal.

Examples

Example 1) Convert   3 8 to a decimal.

We calculate 3 ÷ 8 = 0.375.

So we now have:

3 8   =   3 ÷ 8 = 0.375

Example 2) Convert   9 20 to a decimal.

We calculate 9 ÷ 20 = 0.45.

So we now have

9 20   =   9 ÷ 20 = 0.45

Convert Fractions to Decimals printable sheets

If you would like to a printable version of this support sheet in a little more detail, please print out the support sheet below which also contains a short practice exercise on converting fractions to decimals.

Converting Decimals to Fractions

Here you will find some simple information and advice about how to convert a decimal to a fraction. Before you learn how to do this, you should also know about simplifying fractions.

You will also find a printable resource sheet and some practice sheets which will help you understand and practice this math skill.

All the free Math sheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks for Grades 4 and 5.

 

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