There are two ways to change a fraction into a decimal. The first way is something that I usually use when converting a fraction into a decimal. Most of the time it would be a lot easier if you have a calculator with you for long decimals. So this is how you convert it. You divide the numerator by the denominator, or top divided by bottom. I'm sure you already know this, but let's practice just in case you forgot. So let's say I have 1/3 on this big math test, and I'm supposed to convert it into a decimal, and it's multiple choice.  You have: A. .5  B. .3  C. .6 D. .333... Which one do you choose? Well, if this was an actual test, I would do the work to see what is correct. Remember, numerator divided by denominator. So it would be 1 divided by 3, which is what? Well, we know that it is not C or A, but is it B or D? Ask this question to yourself: Does 3 go into 10 evenly? No, it doesn't, you get 3.333... So what do you now know about 1 divided by 3? Right! It doesn't divide evenly, so the answer 

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    Author: Vahae O.

    These Math Mondays blogs are about various subjects and problems with math. There are also simple math tricks on different things stated.