# How do you convert #3/8# to a decimal?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 1, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

There are 2 ways to convert fractions to decimals.

Make an equivalent fraction with a power of 10 as the denominator.

This can only be done with denominators such as:

2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 40, 50 etc., which are factors of

but not with denominators which are multiples of 3, 7, 11 etc.

Or divide 3.0000 by 8

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