ACT Math : How to find the decimal equivalent of a fraction

Example Questions

Example Question #1321 : Act Math

When 5/11 is written as a decimal, what is the 100th digit to the right of the decimal point?

4

1

5

0

2

5

Explanation:

When 5 is divided by 11, the decimal is 0.45 repeating, with a 5 in the hundreths place. The key here is to recognize that 100 is an even number, and the 5 in 0.45 is two places to the right of the decimal point (2 also being an even number).

Example Question #1 : Decimals

Find  the sum of the following:

Explanation:

To get the decimal from a fraction, divide the numerator by the denominator

Example Question #1 : Decimals

Find the sum to the nearest hundredth:

Explanation:

1. Convert the fractions to decimals by division:

2. Add the corresponding whole numbers to the decimals:

Example Question #1 : Decimals

If can equal which of the following?