# 1/4 converted to decimals?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

1) Let's make this fraction over 100 to convert better.

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As 100/4=25, so multiply the fraction by 25.

Now it is much easier to convert.

So therefore just move the decimal place to the left once to get

A different approach- takes longer to explain than to do.

It is a useful tool as it may be applied in some different contexts.

#### Explanation:

The value of

But as 1 is less than 4 this gives us a bit of a problem so we need to find a way round it.

1 has a value. Bit obvious! However, what is not obvious is that we can write 1 in many ways and we can use this in our calculation.

Example: Just picking on any number I choose 3

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For multiply and divide you can change the order of things. That is, as long as they are grouped properly. In this case grouping does not matter.