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.

Example:
3
8
1
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).

Example:

3
4
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).

0.75
is the same as
3
4

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

Decimal
=
numerator
denominator

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