Fractions and Decimals

Can you guess a pastry is what fraction of a cake? And that Paisa comprises a decimal part of a Rupee? Well, you will come across a plenty of daily examples where fractions and decimals are used. In this section, let’s study about their properties and operations, like their multiplication and division.

FAQs on Fractions and Decimals:

Question 1: How can we convert a fraction into a decimal?

Answer: The line in a fraction which splits the numerator and the denominator individually is rewritable by using the symbol of division. Therefore, to convert a fraction into a decimal we have to divide the numerator with the denominator. If necessary, we can even use a calculator for this process. This will provide us the answer as a decimal.

Question 2: Are decimals and fractions similar?

Answer: The fractions and the decimals are the same due to being the way for expressing the partial numbers. Moreover, the fractions are also expressible as the decimals by carrying out the division of the ratio. The decimals are also expressible as fractions in terms of tenths, hundredths, thousandths, etc.

Question 3: What do we call a fraction over other fraction?

Answer: The dividing fractions is the term used for a fraction over a fraction, for dividing a fraction with the other one, we have to flip the numerator and the denominator of the 2nd fraction, and then we will be multiplying the 2 fractions. The fraction that is flipped over is known as the multiplicative inverse or as the reciprocal.

Question 4: What is one-third (1/3) as a decimal?

Answer: One-third defines ONE (1) divided into THREE (3) parts. Therefore, to find out the decimal equivalent, divide it. One (1) divided by three (3) = ‘0.33333333..’ etc. In the case of repeating decimal, we can round it to a specific decimal place.

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