Enter any fraction in the form of x/y into the calculator. The calculator will convert the fraction to a decimal number. The calculator will also accept mixed numbers.
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Fraction To Decimal Formula
The following formula is used to convert a fraction to a decimal.
A x/y = A.X/Y
- Where D is the decimal
- x is the numerator
- y is the denominator
- A is a whole number if using a mixed number
Fraction To Decimal Definition
Converting a fraction to a decimal is the process of producing the exact value of a fraction in decimal form.
Fraction to Decimal Example
How to convert a fraction to a decimal
- First, determine the numerator
In the equation above, this is the variable x. It is the number on top of the fraction sign.
- Next, determine the denominator
In the equation above, this is the y variable. This is typically the number on the bottom side.
- Find any whole numbers
If your fraction is a mixed number, find the whole number to use.
- Calculate the decimal
Calculate the decimal equivalent using the information from steps 1-3 and the formula above.
A decimal is a system for displaying values of numbers that are based on the number 10 and powers of ten. For example, tenth, hundredth, thousandth…etc.