Conversion of Fraction to Decimal Fraction

In conversion of fraction to decimal fraction the rules are discussed here.

(i) If it is a proper fraction, write the numerator as a decimal.

(ii) If it is a mixed fraction, convert it to an improper fraction.

(iii) Divide as usual. Add as many zeroes after the decimal to the numerator as required, to complete the division.

Let us consider some of the examples:

(i) Convert ½ to decimal.


1 ÷ 2

Therefore, ½ = 0.5

(ii) Convert 2/5 to decimal


2 ÷ 5

Therefore, 2/5 = 0.4

(iii) Convert 7/8 to decimal Solution:

7 ÷ 8

Therefore, 7/8 = 0.875

A whole number is a decimal with as many decimal places as required

For example:

4 = 4.0

= 4.00

= 4.000

= 4.0000

All the above are equal to whole number 4.

(iv) Convert 7 5/8 to decimal Solution:

7 5/8

= (7 × 8 + 5)/8

= (56 + 5)/8

= 61/8

Therefore, 7 5/8 = 7.625


Decimal Place Value Chart.

Expanded form of Decimal Fractions.

Like Decimal Fractions.

Unlike Decimal Fraction.

Equivalent Decimal Fractions.

Changing Unlike to Like Decimal Fractions.

Ordering Decimals

Comparison of Decimal Fractions.

Conversion of a Decimal Fraction into a Fractional Number.

Conversion of Fractions to Decimals Numbers.

Addition of Decimal Fractions.

Problems on Addition of Decimal Fractions

Subtraction of Decimal Fractions.

Problems on Subtraction of Decimal Fractions

Multiplication of a Decimal Numbers.

Multiplication of a Decimal by a Decimal.

Properties of Multiplication of Decimal Numbers.

Problems on Multiplication of Decimal Fractions

Division of a Decimal by a Whole Number.

Division of Decimal Fractions

Division of Decimal Fractions by Multiples.

Division of a Decimal by a Decimal.

Division of a whole number by a Decimal.

Properties of Division of Decimal Numbers

Problems on Division of Decimal Fractions

Conversion of fraction to Decimal Fraction.

Simplification in Decimals.

Word Problems on Decimal.

5th Grade Numbers Page 

5th Grade Math Problems 

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