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

## Example Questions

### Example Question #31 : Fractions

Express the fraction  as a decimal.

Explanation:

To convert a fraction into a decimal, divide the numerator (top number) by the denominator (bottom number).

### Example Question #31 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Write  as a decimal.

Explanation:

multiply the top and bottom by  to get  which equals

### Example Question #33 : Fractions

Write as a fraction in lowest terms:

Explanation:

is  hundredths, so write it as a fraction:

, so simplify by dividing nuerator and denominator by .

### Example Question #34 : Fractions

Which fraction is equivalent to ?

Explanation:

We can convert to a fraction by recognizing that this number is also known as "six-tenths." As a fraction, six-tenths would be written as six over ten.

Simplify the fraction by removing the greatest common factor.

### Example Question #35 : Fractions

What is the decimal equivalent of ?

Explanation:

To solve, divide:

Another way to solve is to reduce the fraction by removing a common factor.

Four over ten, or four-tenths, is equal to .

### Example Question #31 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

What is the decimal equivalent of ?

Explanation:

To solve, divide:

Another way to solve is to reduce the fraction by removing a common factor.

Four over ten, or four-tenths, is equal to .

### Example Question #37 : Fractions

What is the decimal equivalent of ?

Explanation:

To solve, divide:

Another way to solve is to reduce the fraction by removing a common factor.

One-half is equal to .

### Example Question #431 : Numbers And Operations

What fraction is equivalent to 1.75?

Explanation:

We can start by converting the decimal to a mixed number. Based on place value, we know that:

We can reduce the fraction by removing a common factor.

Now we need to convert the mixed number to a fraction.

### Example Question #39 : Fractions

There were 20 puppies at the pound, and 5 were brown. What is the decimal value of the puppies that were brown?

None of these

Explanation:

First, find the fraction of puppies that are brown.

Reduce the fraction by removing a common factor.

The decimal equivalent of  is , which is therefore the correct answer.

### Example Question #40 : Fractions

What is the decimal equivalent of ?