Many people use fractions and decimals on a daily basis without even realizing it. We use them when buying products at the store or calculating our taxes. Teachers use them when teaching math to children. They are also used in everyday life when converting percentages into prices and recipes. It is important to understand how to convert a fraction into a decimal and a decimal into a fraction.
In this article, we will learn how to do just that. To convert a fraction into a decimal you simply need to divide the numerator by the denominator. For example, 5/6 can be converted into a decimal by multiplying the numerator by 6 and then dividing it by 5, which results in 0.83333 recurring. This can be done using a calculator or with good old fashioned long division by hand.
When you are converting a fraction to a decimal, it is important that the fraction be simplified to its lowest terms before being converted. This ensures that the fraction can be divided by a number that will not leave a remainder, which will make it easier to add and subtract decimals from each other.
Once you have simplified the fraction, you can then divide the numerator and denominator by each other to get the equivalent decimal. This can be done on a calculator or by hand with a ruler and a pencil. When you are finished, the answer should be written to three decimal places with a bar over the 3. This will indicate that it is a repeating decimal.