Mathematics is the subject that is tough, but interesting. Many people face a problem with many topics of the mathematics. If you found it difficult to solve the fraction to decimal problems, you should read the steps explained further to solve such problems. Firstly, you should know what is a decimal or fraction number. A decimal number is a number that has a decimal point, and it is a number of base-10 number system. For example 10.0, 0.45, 1.75 is the decimal numbers.
There are commonly three types of the fraction. It includes a proper fraction, improper fraction, and the mixed fraction. If the numerator is less than the denominator, then it is called as a proper fraction, for example, 5/8. On the other hand, if the numerator is greater than the denominator, then it is called as the improper fraction, for example, 4/3. Mixed fraction has a whole number as well as a fraction.
It is true that we are living in a modern world and we have the calculators in computers and mobile phones. Anyone can easily calculate the fraction form of a decimal number. But you should know the manual method of solving the fraction to decimal problems. You can easily solve such problems by following these easy steps.
The easy steps to convert a fraction to decimal number with an example
• Step 1: you must have to find a number that you can multiply by the number at the denominator place of the fraction. So, it can convert the number at denominator to 10, or 100, or 1000 and so on. We will take an example here as 5/4. So, you should find the right number that will make the denominator of this fraction that is 4 to 100 on multiplication. You can’t make it 10 as it is not a multiple of 4. So you have to find a number which you can multiply to 4 to make 100 at the denominator. You can multiply 25 by 4 so you can make it 100.
• Step 2: The next step is to multiply both the numerator and denominator by that number. In this example, you have to multiply 5 and 4 by 25 so you will get a result as 125/100. It is an important step to finding a correct answer of any fraction to the decimal problem. If you want a proper solution, you must multiply correctly.
• Step 3: the last step is just to right down the numerator number by correctly putting the decimal point in the right spot. In this example, you have to place a decimal point after two spaces from the right side due to the reason that there are two zeros in the denominator. So the correct decimal of the fraction 5/4 is 1.25.
Thus, these are the simple steps that are applicable for both the improper and proper fractions. The example given with these steps helps to get a good idea about it. If you practice some more problems of the fraction to a decimal by using these steps, your concept will be clear. You can then easily solve any problem on this topic.