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