# How do you write 12/8 as a decimal?

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#### Explanation:

You can do this by just dividing:

You could also use fractions and equivalent fractions to find the decimal.

Make the denominator into a power of 10.

Using a different denominator:

#### Explanation:

To convert a fraction into decimal, we should **first** reduce to its lowest term

As such

In second step check the prime factors of denominator - whether they comprise of

If denominator has just, say **power of #10#** and then easy to convert it to decimal fraction.

Here as the denominator is just

**Note:** if we have prime factors of denominator other than two and