Divide the top of the **fraction** by the bottom, and you have your answer!

Example: What is 5/8 as a **decimal** ... ?

... get your calculator and type in "5 / 8 ="

The answer should be 0.625

To convert a Fraction to a Decimal by hand, use the following 3 step process:

Step 1: Find a number you can multiply by the bottom of the fraction to make it 10,

or 100, or 1000, or any 1 followed by 0s.

Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom by that number.

Step 3. Then write down just the top number, putting the decimal point in the
correct spot (one space from the right hand side for every zero in the bottom
number)

Example: Convert 2/4 to a Decimal

Step 1: We can multiply 4 by 25 to become 100

Step 2: Multiply top and bottom by 25:

Step 3: Write down 50 with the decimal point 2 spaces from the right (because 100

has 2 zeros);

Answer = 0.50

To convert a Decimal to a Fraction follow these steps:

Step 1: Write down the decimal divided by 1, like this: decimal/1

Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom by 10 for every number after the decimal
point. (For example, if there are two numbers after the decimal point, then use 100,
if there are three then use 1000, etc.)

Step 3: Simplify (or reduce) the fraction

Example: Convert 0.75 to a fraction

Step 1: Write down 0.75 divided by 1:

Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom by 100 (there are 2 digits after the decimal
point so that is 10×10=100):

(Do you see how it turns the top number into a whole number?)

Step 3: Simplify the fraction (this took me two steps):

÷5 ÷5

Answer = 3/4

Note: 75/100 is called a decimal fraction and 3/4 is called a common fraction!

If you are a software programmer, you no doubt have run across the need to
**convert decimals to binary numbers. Paired representation is critical in software
engineering subsequent to all qualities put away inside of a PC exist as a string of
twofold digits, a series of 0s and 1s. Without the capacity to change over forward
and backward between normal representations and paired numbers, we would
need to collaborate with PCs in extremely cumbersome ways.
Whole number qualities are regular information things. They are utilized as a part of
PC projects and calculation constantly. We find out about them in math class and
obviously speak to them utilizing the decimal number framework, or base 10. The
decimal number 23310 and its comparing parallel identical 111010012 are
deciphered separately as
2×102+3×101+3×100
what's more,
1×27+1×26+1×25+0×24+1×23+0×22+0×21+1×20
Be that as it may, in what capacity would we be able to effectively change over
whole number qualities into double numbers? The answer is a calculation called
"Divide by 2" that uses a stack to stay informed regarding the digits for the parallel
result.
The Divide by 2 calculation accepts that we begin with a whole number more
prominent than 0. A basic emphasis then constantly separates the decimal number
by 2 and stays informed regarding the rest of. The principal division by 2 gives data
with reference to whether the worth is even or odd. An even esteem will have a rest
of 0. It will have the digit 0 in the ones spot. An odd worth will have a rest of 1 and
will have the digit 1 in the ones spot. You must think about building the binary
number as a sequence of digits; the first remainder we compute will become the last
in the sequence.
**