## Fraction to Decimal

Decimals represent

Review the two methods for turning a fraction into a decimal:

**part of a whole**, just like fractions! For that reason, all fractions can be written as a decimal (and vice versa).Review the two methods for turning a fraction into a decimal:

**METHOD 1:**Find an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 10, 100, or 1,000 by multiplying or dividing numerator and denominator by the same number. Then you can rewrite the fraction as a decimal.**Example:****The fraction bar that seperates the numerator and denominator can stand for DIVIDE. To change from a fraction to decimal, DIVIDE the numerator by the denominator using long division.**

METHOD 2:

METHOD 2:

**Example:**

Watch the following video to show the two methods for changing a fraction to a decimal:

By: Cyberteacher100 http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=257226&title=changing_fractions_to_decimals

## A Few to Remember...

Here a few fraction --> decimals to keep in mind!

1/4 = 0.25 (think of a quarter of a dollar, or 25 cents)

1/2 = 0.50 (think of half a dollar, or 50 cents)

3/4 = 0.75 (think of three quarters of a dollar, or 75 cents)

1/4 = 0.25 (think of a quarter of a dollar, or 25 cents)

1/2 = 0.50 (think of half a dollar, or 50 cents)

3/4 = 0.75 (think of three quarters of a dollar, or 75 cents)

## Practice Makes Perfect!

Explore the following website to notice how fractions can be changed to decimals:

Illuminations: Fraction Models

Illuminations: Fraction Models

## STOP! Quick Check!

Complete the following Quick Check on fractions and decimals. Once you are finished, move onto the "Money" page.