How do you simplify and make the fraction 5/12 into a decimal?

3 Answers
May 9, 2018

Answer:

Cannot simplify
As a decimal #0.41dot6#

Explanation:

#5/12# does not cancel down so it cannot be simplified.

It does not change into an equivalent fraction that helps with the decimal part
If you multiply 12 by #8 1/3=100#

But #5 xx 8 1/3= 41 2/3# [#2/3=0.dot6#] =#41.dot6#

#(41.dot6)/100=0.41dot6#

May 9, 2018

Answer:

Divide 5 by 12, use fraction conversion shortcuts if possible

Explanation:

5/12 is already in its simplest form. To find the decimal value, divide the fraction:

5 divided by 12 = 4.16 repeating

If you have a calculator that can convert fractions, use whatever function that does that. I have TI-84s at my school, so we press "ALPHA" "Y=" to get fraction to decimal conversion options.

Answer:

#0.416666667#

Explanation:

In order to make #5/12# into a decimal, you take the top number or numerator, which is #5#, and take your bottom number or your denominator, which is #12#, and divide #5# by #12#. The answer will be #0.416666667#.