How do you simplify and make the fraction 7/8 into a decimal?

1 Answer
Jun 3, 2018

Perform the indicated division operation.
#7/8 = 0.875#


A "fraction" is a representation of a ratio, or relative pairing of values. Sometimes the fractional form is more precise, but in all cases it can be converted into a "decimal" number simply by recognizing the fraction notation as identical to the notation we use for division.
#7/8# = "7" divided by "8"

#7/8 = 0.875#
In this case we have a specific value (no repeating terms), so it is equivalent in accuracy to the original fraction.