# How do you write #-1/8# as a decimal?

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Decimals can be negative or positive. In this case it will be negative.

Find an equivalent fraction with a denominator of a power of 10.

In this case we will use

This can now be written as a decimal with 3 decimal places (because we have thousandths.)

Another method is to divide:

It is a huge advantage to know some of the more common fractions, decimals and percents by heart. These include the 'eighths'

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