How do you convert fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions?

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To convert a fraction to a decimal, divide the denominator by the numerator. The result is the value of the fraction in decimal form. If the result has a large number of decimal digits, it can be rounded off to the appropriate accuracy.

For example: 1/2 in decimal form is...

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To convert a fraction to a decimal, divide the denominator by the numerator. The result is the value of the fraction in decimal form. If the result has a large number of decimal digits, it can be rounded off to the appropriate accuracy.

For example: 1/2 in decimal form is equal to 0.5 which is the result of dividing 1 by 2. 10/3 on the other hand gives 3.3333... , which goes on forever. The number decimal digits here should be chosen based on the accuracy required.

To convert a decimal to a fraction, remove the decimal point from the decimal number and write it as a whole number divided by ten raised to a power equal to the number of decimal digits. Then simplify the fraction that we get if that is possible to do.

For example to represent 1.25 as a fraction, write 1.25 = 125/10^2 = 125/100. Now simplify 125/100 to get 5/4 as 25 is a common factor in the numerator and denominator.

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