How do you write #3/20# as a decimal?

1 Answer
Mar 30, 2018

Answer:

#3/20 = 15/100 = 0.15#

Explanation:

Decimals are way of writing fractions which have denominators that are powers of #10#

#0.3 = 3/10" "0.38 = 38/100" "0.384 = 384/1000# etc

Find an equivalent fraction for #3/20#

#3/20 xx5/5 = 15/100#

This can now be written as #0.15#

For other fractions with denominators that are not factors of #10,100, 1000, etc#, you divide the numerator by the denominator:

#2/7 = 2 div 7 =0.2857...#

#5/9 = 5 div 9 = 05555...#