Fraction to decimal

Convert a fraction to a decimal fast and easy with the fraction to decimal calculator. Enter a fraction and click on the "calculate decimal" button.

Fraction to decimal calculator (with steps)

Work and steps fraction to decimal

The fraction to decimal calculator has not yet performed a calculation. Enter the numerator and denominator of the fraction you want to convert. A step-by-step explanation is shown here.

General explanation fraction to decimal

To convert a fraction to a decimal, just divide the numerator of the fraction by the denominator of the fraction. You can use a calculator to perform the division.

Convert the fraction to a decimal
Divide (you can use a calculator) the numerator (3) by the denominator (8) to get a decimal.
3 ÷ 8 = 0.375

Fractions vs decimals

A fraction and a decimal are two different ways of representing the same numerical value. A fraction is a ratio of two integers, where one integer (the numerator) is divided by another integer (the denominator).


means 3 parts out of 4

A decimal, on the other hand, is a way of expressing the same value using a base-10 positional numeral system. Decimals can be finite, like 0.75, or they can be recurring, like 0.333... (with the digit 3 repeating infinitely).

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Convert fraction to decimal

To convert a fraction to a decimal just divide the numerator (the top number) by the denominator (the bottom number).

Fraction to decimal expressed mathematically


Fractions and decimals are alternative ways to express the same numerical value, and you can often convert between them.