## Friday, June 3, 2016

### Fraction to Decimal

Ideally, fractions and decimals are similar things. They both refer to the combination of complete numbers that are not whole. Fractions and decimals go hand in hand. The usage is mostly dependent on suitability and convenience. Fractions are mostly preferable for tangible things. It doesn’t necessarily give room for one to express measures into smaller capacities. To factor in this, it is, therefore, necessary transforming the fraction to decimal. This process is easier when handled appropriately.

### Simple fraction to decimal conversions

In the cases of simple fractions involving manageable numbers, you can easily carry out the computation using the long division method. In this method, the denominator serves as the divisor. For proper fractions, you will obtain a decimal number whose total value is less than one. A simple case of 3/5 is applicable. On using the long division, you will obtain the final answer as 0.6; a value that less than one. The same cannot be said about improper fractions. In such cases, you will get as your answer, a mixture of whole and decimal numbers. Taking a simple case of 10/4 for instance, the long division gives you 2.5. The 2 is the whole number part while 0.5 is the decimal component.

 Fraction to Decimal