SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to find the decimal equivalent of a fraction

Example Questions

Example Question #11 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Find the decimal equivalent to the fraction. Round to the nearest hundredth.       Explanation:

If you were to divide a pie into thirds, and then take two of them, you would have more than half of the pie.  Thus you can eliminate .

At this point it's probably best to have memorized the common fractions.   Example Question #12 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Write as an improper fraction in lowest terms:       Explanation:

The expression is equal to one hundred twelve one-hundredths, so write it as a fraction and reduce as follows: Example Question #13 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Write as a decimal      Explanation:

Divide 17 by 5: Example Question #11 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

What is equal to in decimal form?      Explanation:

To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, simply divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). In this problem, 2 divided by 4 equals 0.5.

[You can also note that 2 is exactly half of 4, so the fraction will equal .5]

Example Question #11 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

What is equal to in decimal form?      Explanation:

To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). In this problem, 2 divided by 5 equals 0.4!

Example Question #6 : Other Fraction Manipulations

Express the following fraction as a decimal:       Explanation:

To easily express a fraction as a decimal, we need to convert the denominator into a power of . We can do this by dividing both the top and the bottom of the given fraction by to express it in tenths.  , or six tenths, can be expressed as .

Example Question #16 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

What is equal to in decimal form?      Explanation:

To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). In this problem, 1 divided by 8 equals .125!

Example Question #12 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

What is equal to in decimal form?      Explanation:

To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). In this problem, 7 divided by 10 equals .7!

Example Question #13 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

What is equal to in decimal form?      Explanation:

To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, simply divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). In this problem, 6 divided by 12 equals .5!

Example Question #14 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

What is equal to in decimal form?       