This free online conversion calculator will reduce fractions into simplest form and then convert the simplified fraction into a decimal number.
Plus, unlike other online conversion calculators, this calculator will show its work  including the fraction reduction it performed, as well as the long division you would use for converting fractions into decimals manually.
If you would like to use a calculator for converting decimals into fractions, please visit the convert decimals to fractions calculator.
Also, be sure to check out my other online fraction calculators for addition & subtraction, multiplication, division, and comparison.
If you are using a handheld calculator, you simply divide the top number by the bottom number to get the decimal equivalent.
On the other hand, if you are doing the conversion manually on a worksheet, you can save time by first reducing the fraction into simplest form.
For example, suppose you would like to convert the fraction 40/25 into a decimal. In that case, the first step would be to reduce the fraction to simplest form, like this:
40  =  40 ÷ 5  =  8 
25  25 ÷ 5  5 
Once you have reduced the fraction, the next step in manually converting the fraction to a decimal is to use long division, like this:
1  6  
5  8  0 
5 goes into 8 1 time >  5  
8 minus 5 leaves a remainder of 3 & add a zero >  3  0 
5 goes into 30 6 times >  3  0 
30 minus 30 leaves no remainder >  0 
So after simplifying 40/25 to 8/5, and then using long division on the simplified fraction, we can see that the fraction 40/25 converts to the decimal 1.6, with no repeating decimals.
With that, let's use the Fraction to Decimal Calculator for simplifying and converting fractions to decimals.

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