How do you simplify and make the fraction 5/12 into a decimal?
As a decimal
It does not change into an equivalent fraction that helps with the decimal part
If you multiply 12 by
Divide 5 by 12, use fraction conversion shortcuts if possible
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.