Know the available terms: every number in the fraction comes with its own names. A top number in the fraction is known as the numerator, and the bottom number is known as the denominator. The fraction does express the idea of a numerator, and it is divided by a denominator. The example is three over four which is 3/4, and this means that it is 3 that should be divided by a 4. You may use the idea in changing fraction in decimals.
Rewrite the fraction: you should start by changing the decimal in the fraction and to rewrite the fraction as the workable math problem.
Solve the problem: you should start by solving x if it is found in the problem before you can change the fraction in the decimal. If the fraction is a number of itself, then the answer is going to be 1.
Solving the fraction using remainders; you can find simple fraction which has the remainders and then divides them. When there is a remainder, then you should add zero after the decimal.
- Whenever it is possible, you have to solve the division problems and make sure that there is no remainder.
- Keep track of the place where the decimal has to be. You may get wrong decimal since you may have removed the place where the decimal point has to be.
Solving fraction that has repeating decimal; sometimes the fraction cannot be divided well into other numbers. If this takes place, you will have the repeating decimal. This will lead to the remainder, and the decimal number will continue to repeat itself.
- When the remainder is the same, even if you continue to add zero, the same remainder will be the same, and the same number you are getting will continue to come
- In writing the answer, you should cut off decimals at the amount of the places which are needed for the assignment. You may put the straight line over the number that repeats itself to show that it is the same that comes back.
Changing of the complicated fraction; you can find some fractions that are more complicated compared to others since it takes more time in dividing them. You should use the remainder until it gets finished.
Solving the irregular fraction; the complicated fraction has a definite decimal answer. You can find some fractions that have always the remainder. Contrary to repeating decimal, the decimal will not have pattern. Even if you may continue, you will still have the remainder so you should write only the decimal up to the required number.