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# Fraction to Decimal Calculator for Converting Fractions to Decimals

Calculator Preferences 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.

#### 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:

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.

 Whole number
Numerator:

#### Numerator:

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

 Numerator
Denominator:

#### Denominator:

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

 Denominator
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#### 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.

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#### 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 to the secure online database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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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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Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".