# ISEE Lower Level Math : How to find the decimal equivalent of a fraction

## Example Questions

### Example Question #21 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Write  as a decimal.

Explanation:

Divide 25 by 16:

### Example Question #21 : Fractions

Write 3.25 as an improper fraction in lowest terms.

Explanation:

This is three hundred twenty-five one-hundredths; write this as a fraction, then simplify:

### Example Question #21 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

At Creek High School 95% of the students buy their lunch from the snack bar, 4% of the students bring their own lunch and 1% of the students do not eat lunch at school.  What is the percent of students who bring their lunch written as a decimal?

Explanation:

Every percent is a ratio of a number to 100 and this ratio can be written in fraction form.

In this case, 4% would be the same as

(The percent sign is a hidden denominator of 100)

Using place-value knowledge, the reading of the fraction gives the decimal number format.

is read as "four hundredths" which gives the place for the 4 in the decimal number (namely the hundredths place).

0 - there are no ones

0.0 - there are no tenths

0.04 - there are 4 hundredths

### Example Question #24 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Find the decimal equivalent for:

Explanation:

To quickly find the decimal equivalent, divide the numerator by the denominator:

### Example Question #23 : Fractions

What fraction of the square is shaded in?

Explanation:

To create a fraction:

### Example Question #21 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Which of the following is equal to ?

0.0625

0.5

0.25

0.125

0.125

Explanation:

Solve using long division.  (See diagram.)

### Example Question #22 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Convert 0.15 into a simplified fraction.

Explanation:

### Example Question #21 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Write as a decimal:

Explanation:

To turn a fraction into a decimal, divide the numerator by the denominator.

### Example Question #23 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

What is the decimal equivalent of ?

0.625

0.50

0.125

0.58

0.625

Explanation:

To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, you must divide the numerator by the denominator. In this case, 5 divided by 8 is 0.625.

### Example Question #27 : Fractions

Express the mixed number  as a decimal.