Convert Fractions to Decimal

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.

Convert Fractions to Decimal Support Page

Fraction to Decimal Calculator

Our fraction to decimal calculator will convert any fractions to a decimal and you can choose what degree of accuracy you wish.

Converting Fractions to Decimals

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

Example 3) Convert   4 1 5 to a decimal.

We calculate 1 ÷ 5 = 0.2.

So we now have

4 1 5   = 4 + (1 ÷ 5) = 4 + 0.2 = 4.2

Convert Fractions to Decimals printable sheets

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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.

Simplify Fraction Calculator

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.

Free Fraction Calculator

Here you will find the Math Salamanders Free Fraction Calculator.

This calculator will enable you to:

  • add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions
  • convert fractions to simplest form
  • convert improper fractions to mixed fractions
  • convert fractions to decimals and percentages
  • convert decimals and percentages to fractions.

Using the calculator is a great way to self-check that you have understood your fraction learning!

 

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