# Thread: i need with convert fractions in to decimal

1. ## i need with convert fractions in to decimal

can some on help me with it

2. Originally Posted by shamonica
can some on help me with it
just divide the number after the decimal point by 1 followed by as many zeros as there are decimal places

example: write 0.25 as a fraction.

solution: there are two decimal places, so we divide 25 by 1 followed by 2 zeros, that is, 100.

so we have 0.25 = 25/100 = 1/4

3. Originally Posted by Jhevon
just divide the number after the decimal point by 1 followed by as many zeros as there are decimal places

example: write 0.25 as a fraction.

solution: there are two decimal places, so we divide 25 by 1 followed by 2 zeros, that is, 100.

so we have 0.25 = 25/100 = 1/4
so what if it was 0.3456

4. Originally Posted by shamonica
so what if it was 0.3456
you tell me. based on what i said earlier, what do you think it is?

5. Hello, shamonica!

Converting fractions to decimals . . . use long division.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Example: $\displaystyle \frac{13}{20}$

Divide 13 by 20.
Code:
              0.6 5
---------
2 0 ) 1 3.0 0
1 2 0
-----
1 0 0
1 0 0
=====

Therefore: .$\displaystyle \frac{13}{20} \;=\;0.65$

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

However, most fraction do not "come out even."

Example: $\displaystyle \frac{4}{11}$
Code:
            0.3 6 3 6 ...
---------------
1 1 ) 4.0 0 0 0
3 3
---
7 0
6 6
---
4 0
3 3
---
7 0

Therefore: .$\displaystyle \frac{4}{11} \;=\;0.3636\hdots$

This can be written: .$\displaystyle 0.\overline{36}\:\text{ or }\:0.36\tfrac{4}{11}$

6. Originally Posted by Soroban
Hello, shamonica!

Converting fractions to decimals . . . use long division.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Example: $\displaystyle \frac{13}{20}$

Divide 13 by 20.
Code:
              0.6 5
---------
2 0 ) 1 3.0 0
1 2 0
-----
1 0 0
1 0 0
=====

Therefore: .$\displaystyle \frac{13}{20} \;=\;0.65$

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

However, most fraction do not "come out even."

Example: $\displaystyle \frac{4}{11}$
Code:
            0.3 6 3 6 ...
---------------
1 1 ) 4.0 0 0 0
3 3
---
7 0
6 6
---
4 0
3 3
---
7 0

Therefore: .$\displaystyle \frac{4}{11} \;=\;0.3636\hdots$

This can be written: .$\displaystyle 0.\overline{36}\:\text{ or }\:0.36\tfrac{4}{11}$

haha, i read convert "decimal to fraction" as opposed to "fraction to decimal"

people usually ask how to go from decimal to fractions, so i was replying out of habit. thanks for looking out