You will not believe how easy it is to convert 12/42 into a decimal! Converting a fraction into a decimal is one of the easiest mathmatical calculations you can do.
We will show you how you can turn any fraction into a decimal in just seconds!! Let's Start!
The first thing you need to do is to understand what the numerator and the denominator is in a fraction.
In the fraction 12/42 the numerator and denominator are as follows:
12 (numerator) 42 (denominator)
The second thing you need to do is simply divide the numerator by the denominator.
As you can see, in fractions, the numerator is the number above the line and the denominator is the number below.
And that my friend is it!
You now know what 12/42 is as a decimal, which is 0.28571428571429 !!!
I would like to say that there is more to tell about converting a fraction into a decimal, but there just isn't! It is that simple! No fuss and no complications. It's now a math calculation that you can do in a few seconds, either in your head, on a bit of paper or by using a calculator!
What's the use in converting 12/42 into a decimal?
A great question and one that is asked regularly. Why would one feel the need to convert a fraction into a decimal??
First of all, it's so much easier to work with decimals from a common arithmetic view point, as things like addition, subtration, division and multiplication with a decimals is simpler to do rather than with fraction.
Our day to day lives are exposed a lot more to decimals. An example of this would be currency. We see the cost of things in decimals and since we are used to this from a young age, it is easier for us to understand and compare decimals more than fractions. Converting fractions into decimals makes it easier to understand and compare fractions.