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how do you turn a fraction in to a decimal??

asked by justdontkno
  1. Divide the numerator by the denominator.

    Examples:

    1/2 = 0.5
    3/4 = 0.75
    4/5 = ??
    7/10 = ??

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Lets take an example. 4/5
    if you mark 4 is less than 5. So when we start to convert, if thenumerator is smaller thanthe denominator, the fraction starts. I mean we start with 0.(period)
    Then we add a "0" to the numerator. So in our case, it will be now 40. Now devide 40 by 5 which is 8. So our result will be 0.8 (0. was added as 4 was smaller than 5)

    posted by Tapan

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