Welcome to our Convert Fractions to Decimal support page.
Here you will find information and support about how to convert a fraction into a decimal.
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), 2 4/5 (2 and four-fifths).
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.
We have a simplify fraction calculator which will convert any fraction into its simplest form.
The calculator will also show you detailed working out to show how to get the answer.
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