6 1/4 As A Decimal

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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This is a good question and I can see your confusion. Fractions can be tricky at times, especially when whole numbers and fractions are combined. The best way to think about this is to separate the whole number from the fraction. When you do this, you have 6 and 1/4. 

At this point, you would want to make the fraction into a decimal. When you do this 1/4 translates into .25. In short, you have a quarter of some unit. 

Finally, you put it all together and you have an answer of 6.25. The key point is to rememeber to break things down into managable parts. By doing so, you can simplify almost any math problem. 

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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We need to write 6 1/4 % as a decimal. 

Basically, we need to convert the 1/4 into a decimal. Its a fact you should memorize because you will use it again and again and again. Its 0.25. 

So 6 and 1/4 becomes 6.25. That is your answer in decimals. 

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Look at it like this, 1% is 0.01 therefore 6.25% is 6.25 times 0.01 which is 0.0625 and 62.5% will be 0.625 and similarly 99% will be 0.99 so that 100% is equal to 1.

I hope it helps.

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givemehmath | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

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Would it not be 0.625? Because 1.0 is 100%, 0.1 is 10% and 0.01 is 1%. I hope this helps.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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6 1/4 % = 25/4 % = 25/4 %

Multiplying numerator and denominator by 25 we get:

6 1/4 % = (25*25)/(25*4) % = 625/100 % = 6.25 %

To convert this to a decimal fraction, divide it with 100 and we get:

6 1/4 % = 6.25/100 = 0.0625

6 /14 % is equal to 0.0625 in decimal fraction.

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