Definition: The process of writing a rational number in decimal number form.
Fractions and decimals are both parts of a whole. There are many fractions you can convert to decimals that are easy to memorize (like 1/4= 0.25). If you come across a fraction that is not common, you can divide the numerator by the denominator to convert it into decimal form.
Here are some common fractions converted to decimals:
Example: Convert 3/8 to a decimal.
Step 1: Divide the numerator by the denominator. Thus, divide 3 by 8.
Step 2: Since 8 cannot go into 3, write a 0 and the decimal point
Step 3: Add a 0 to the right of the dividend and divide
Step 4: Repeat Step 3.
3/8 = 0.375
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