There are instances where fractions need to be converted to decimals. A good example is when you deal with money. It is not appropriate to write `$50``1/2` in bank cheques and ledgers. The right way is to write it as a decimal `$50.50`.

A fraction is a ratio between two integers. Division is the most common and easiest method to convert fractions to decimal form.

- Use the denominator as the divisor and the numerator as the dividend.
- In writing decimals, if there are no non-zero integers in the left of the decimal point, put zero (`0`) before the decimal point.
- If the decimal has continuous repeating digits, put an ellipsis (...) after the number or a vinculum ( __ ) on top of the repeating digit/s.

Using division

`0.31` | |

`100` | `31.00` |

`300` | |

`100` | |

`100` | |

`0` |

Therefore, 31/100 is 0.31 in decimal.

Using division;

`1.75` | |

`4` | `7.00` |

`4` | |

`30` | |

`28` | |

`20` | |

`20` | |

`0` |

Therefore, 7/4 in decimal is 1.75.

Using division;

`0.833` | |

`6` | `5.000` |

`0` | |

`50` | |

`48` | |

`20` | |

`18` | |

`20` | |

`18` | |

`2` |

Since the digit 3 is continuous as we go along with the division, put either an ellipsis after or a vinculum ( __ ) on top the repeating digit which is 3.

Therefore, the decimal form of 5/6 is 0.833333333

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