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# Rewriting a fraction as a decimal: 3/5

To convert a fraction to a decimal, one approach is to rewrite the fraction with a denominator that is a power of ten. This makes it simple to express the fraction as a decimal, with each place to the right of the decimal point corresponding to a different power of ten. Created by Sal Khan.

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• but how do you express hundredths as a decimal?
• 0.01
___↑
Hundredths

So 1/100 = 0.01
• I divided 3 by 5 and got .6 .... this way seems long and hard to understand. was i wrong for doing the problem the way i did?
• just consider 3 to be 30. Now 30 divided by 5 is 6, right? But as our no. is 3, (30/10) we divide the answer by 10 too. So we get 0.6
• At he says "the easiest way to split this whole into tenths is to take each of those fifths and turn them into 2 tenths." What's the other way to do it? (Even if it's not the easiest.)
• How do you convert fraction to decimal - I don't understand
• my teacher told me to divide the numerator by the denominator. Is that a method i can still use, or should i resort to tis one?
• I don't think it really matters as long as you are getting the right answer.
• At Sal said "This should make conception sense" In that sentence what does conception mean?
• 3/4+1/4+1/2= how do you solve this problem
• First you find equal denominators. You must multiple the fraction 1/2 by 2/2 which equals 2/4. Now you have 2/4 + 3/4 + 1/4 and then you just add the numerators (since all the denominators are equal.). This equals 6/4 or 3/2 in simplified form.
• Could someone help me with turning decimals into fractions?😃 I'm not that good in that.☹
• 5/8 into a decimal and percent