Fraction to Decimal Conversion:
In the procedure of converting a fraction to a decimal, we must perform the operation of division which the fraction represents.
Convert 3/4 to a decimal
The fraction 3/4 represents 3 divided by 4. For put this into decimal form, we first divide 3 by 4. Add a decimal point and zeros to carry out this division.
Convert 1/3 to a decimal
In the above example we see which no matter how several zeros we add; there will always be a remainder of 1. This is known as a repeating decimal. A repeating decimal is denoted through a dash over the last number to the right of the decimal point. So, 1/3 =0.333¯. The bar is placed over the repeating portion. For a repeating one digit, the bar is placed over only a single digit. To a repeating sequence of digits, the bar is placed over the whole sequence of digits.