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Fraction to Decimal Calculator for Converting Fractions to Decimals

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Fraction to Decimal Calculator

This calculator will reduce the entered fraction or mixed number into simplest form and then convert the simplified fraction into a decimal number. Plus, the calculator will show its work, including the reduction process and the long division you would use if you were converting fractions to decimals manually. The Learn tab includes short how-to tutorial for:

  • Steps for converting fractions to decimals.
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Whole number:Whole number:Whole number if mixed number:Whole number if converting a mixed number:

Whole number:

If you are converting a mixed number to a decimal number, enter the whole number portion of the mixed number on this line. For example, if the mixed number is 1-3/4, enter the 1 in the field on this line.

Numerator:

Numerator:

Enter the top number of the fraction to be converted into a decimal.

Denominator:

Denominator:

Enter the bottom number of the fraction to be converted into a decimal.

Reduced:Simplified:Fraction in simplest form:Fraction in simplest form:

Fraction in simplest form:

This is the entered fraction after reducing the fraction into simplest form. Note that the fraction to decimal calculator will show its reduction work in a space below the calculator. If the numerator and denominator have no common factors other than 1, this field will simply display your original entry.

Decimal:Decimal:Decimal equivalent:Decimal equivalent of reduced fraction:

Decimal equivalent of reduced fraction:

This is the decimal equivalent of the entered fraction after it was reduced into simplest form. The fraction to decimal calculator will display the long division you would use if you were to use the manual method of converting fractions into decimals. Note that if the result is a long decimal number and/or has repeating elements, the result can only be considered to be a close estimation.

If you would like to save the current entries and results to the device you are using, tap or click on the Data tab and then tap or click on the Save button. If you upgrade your Basic, Local Storage subscription to the Cloud Storage acess level, you can save multiple sets of entries for this calculator to the secure online database, which makes them accessable from any device.

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About

About the Fraction to Decimal Calculator

This conversion calculator will reduce fractions and mixed numbers 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:

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Instructions

How to use the Fraction to Decimal Calculator

Step #1:

If converting a mixed number into a decimal, enter the whole number portion of the mixed number in the first row. Otherwise, if converting a fraction, leave the whole number field blank.

Step #2:

Enter the numerator of the fraction you are converting.

Step #3:

Enter the denominator of the fraction you are converting.

Step #4:

Click the "Convert Fraction to Decimal" button. This will display the simplified fraction, the result of the conversion, and generate a step-by-step explanation showing how the calculator arrived at the result.

Saving Entries:

If your web browser supports Local Storage, you can save your entries to your web browser so won't have to start over on your next visit. Please note that your saved entries can only be retrieved from the same device and web browser you were using when you stored them. If you would like to access your saved entries from any device I invite you to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

To save your entries to your web browser, click or tap the Data tab in the Help and Tools section (mobile: top right of the main screen), select "New Data Record" from the drop-down menu, enter a name for the data record, and then tap or click the Save button.

To load previously saved entries, click or tap the Data tab and select the saved data record from the drop-down menu. You can then save any changes to your entries by simply clicking the Save button while the data record is selected.

To clear a named set of saved entries, click or tap the Data tab, select the saved data record from the drop-down menu, and then tap or click the Clear button.

Numbers and Decimals:

Only numeric characters (0-9 and decimal points) may be entered in numeric fields. Non-numeric characters (dollar signs, percent signs, commas, etc.) may cause calculation errors. If the field includes a grid icon, tapping the icon will open a popup keypad which will include only the characters allowed in the field. If your device keypad does not include a decimal point, use this popup keypad to enter decimal numbers where applicable.

Popup Tool Tips:

Tap the info (i) icons for a further explanation of each entry field (you can click [X] or outside of the pop-up tool tips to close them). A summary of these explanations, along with any additional term explanations, can also be found under the Terms tab.

Disclaimer:

Since I can't test for every possible combination of numbers, please be sure to double-check the results of this calculator yourself before considering them to be valid. If you do discover an issue with the calculated results, please report the issue using the feedback form located below the calculator.

Scrolling & Shrinking:

In order to scroll the calculator vertically you will need to swipe just outside of the calculator's dark-blue border, or use the window's far right-hand scroll bar, whichever is applicable to your device.

If the top section of the calculator becomes to tall for your viewport, tapping in the "Enter a problem..." field should reset the top section to its original height.

Disclaimer:

The Algebra Calculator is the only calculator on the site that I did not create myself. And since I did not create it, I don't have access to the code for fixing any issues you may be experiencing. So if you are having issues with the calculator, please visit the support page at Mathway.com for assistance.

Glossary

Fields, Terms, and Definitions.

Greatest Common Factor (GCF):

The greatest common factor (A.K.A: GCF, Greatest Common Divisor, GCD) is the largest number that will go into two or more different numbers evenly. Finding the GCF is most often used for simplifying fractions. For example, to reduce the fraction 1000/20000 into simplest form, you would divide the top and bottom of the fraction by their greatest common factor, which is 1000 (1000 goes into both 1000 and 20000 evenly). The result would be 1/20 -- which is much easier to work with than 1000/2000.

Reset button:

Clicking the "Reset" button will restore the calculator to its default settings.

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Data Management

Save and retrieve entries and notes (requires HTML5 compliant web browser).

Calculator Data

Calculator Data:

If you are using the latest version of your web browser software, this feature will allow you to save your calculator entries to your web browser's local storage in between visits. This means the calculator entries can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save data between devices you will need to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Save: To save a new set of calculator entries, select "New Data Record" from the dropdown list, enter a nickname for the data record, then click the "Save" button.

Load: To load a previously saved set of calculator entries, simply select the name of the data record from the dropdown list.

Save Changes: To save changes to a set of previously saved calculator entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Save" button.

Clear: To clear a saved set of entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Clear" button.

Backup Data
My Notes:
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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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