##### Basic Math & Pre-Algebra All-in-One For Dummies (+ Chapter Quizzes Online)

Explore Book Buy On AmazonYou can convert all fractions to decimals. The decimal forms of rational numbers either end or repeat a pattern. To convert fractions to decimals you just divide the top by the bottom — divide the numerator by the denominator — and if the division doesn't come out evenly, you can stop after a certain number of decimal places and round off.

To convert fractions to decimals:

If the fraction is a mixed number, change it to an improper fraction.

Divide the numerator by the denominator.

If the division doesn't come out evenly, round the decimal off.

Here are some examples:

The fraction **3/4**: Divide 3 by 4, and you end up with the decimal **.75.**

The fraction **15/8**: Divide 15 by 8, and you end up with the decimal **1.875.**

Of course, these examples have divided evenly so far, but if the division doesn’t come out evenly, you can stop after a certain number of decimal places and round off.

The fraction **5/9**: Divide 5/9 to get the decimal **.****555****…**. If you choose to round to three decimal places, as in this example, you get an approximate answer, **.556**.