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

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Example Questions

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

Write  as a decimal.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Divide 25 by 16:

Example Question #21 : Fractions

Write 3.25 as an improper fraction in lowest terms.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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?

Possible Answers:

None of the other answers

Correct answer:

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

 

The correct answer is 

(read "four hundredths")

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

Find the decimal equivalent for:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

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

Example Question #23 : Fractions

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What fraction of the square is shaded in?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To create a fraction:

So the answer is:

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

Which of the following is equal to ?

Possible Answers:

0.0625

0.5

0.25

0.125

Correct answer:

0.125

Explanation:

Solve using long division.  (See diagram.)

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

Convert 0.15 into a simplified fraction.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

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

Write as a decimal:

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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 ?

Possible Answers:

0.625

0.50

0.125

0.58

Correct answer:

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.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In the mixed number , four is a whole number, and can be represented as .

In order to convert a fraction to a decimal, one must divide the numerator, or the top number, by the denominator, or bottom number. 

Therefore, the mixed number can be represented as 

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