# How to Convert Fraction to Decimal

## Method #1

Expand the denominator to be a power of 10.

#### Example #1

3/5 is expanded to 6/10 by multiplying the numerator by 2 and denominator by 2:

3 |
= |
3×2 |
= |
6 |
= |
0.6 |

5 |
5×2 |
10 |

#### Example #2

3/4 is expanded to 75/100 by multiplying the numerator by 25 and denominator by 25:

3 |
= |
3×25 |
= |
75 |
= |
0.75 |

4 |
4×25 |
100 |

#### Example #3

5/8 is expanded to 625/1000 by multiplying the numerator by 125 and denominator by 125:

5 |
= |
5×125 |
= |
625 |
= |
0.625 |

8 |
8×125 |
1000 |

## Method #2

- Use calculator.
- Calculate the fraction's numerator divided by the fraction's denominator.
- For mixed numbers add the integer.

#### Example #1

2/5 = 2÷5 = 0.4

#### Example #2

1 2/5 = 1+2÷5
= 1.4

## Method #3

Calculate long division of the fraction's numerator divided by the fraction's denominator.

#### Example

Calculate 3/4 by long division of 3 divided by 4:

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## See also