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

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Elementary Level Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Numbers And Operations

What is  equal to in decimal form?

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To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, simply divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). In this problem, 3 divided by 4 equals .75!

Example Question #62 : Numbers And Operations

What is  equal to in decimal form?

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To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, simply divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). In this problem, 3 divided by 5 equals .6!

Example Question #63 : Numbers And Operations

What is the decimal equivalent of ?

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Multiply the top and bottom of the fraction by a number that would make the denominator 100. In our case, this is 25.

The product of 4 and 25 is 100.

The product of 3 and 25 is 75.

Since 100 has 2 zeroes, write down 75 with the decimal point two spaces to the right: 0.75

 

Example Question #64 : Numbers And Operations

What is 0.21 as a fraction?

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The number of digits after the decimal point in 0.21 is two. This means the denominator will be 1 followed by two zeroes: 100

Place the two digits after the decimal point above the 100, as the numerator:

 

 

Example Question #65 : Numbers And Operations

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Recall your multiplication tables: 

Since multiplication and division are inverse operations, it follows that:

 

Example Question #71 : Numbers And Operations

What is the fraction  equal to in decimal form?

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To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator).

Example Question #72 : Numbers And Operations

What is the fraction  equal to in decimal form?

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To find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator).

Example Question #73 : Numbers And Operations

What is  equal to in decimal form?

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

Example Question #74 : Numbers And Operations

What is  equal to in decimal form?

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

Example Question #75 : Numbers And Operations

What is  equal to in decimal form?

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Explanation:

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

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