# How do you write the number 10/25 as a decimal?

Nov 17, 2016

0.4

#### Explanation:

You can use Long division.
The fraction $\frac{10}{25}$ actually means $10 \div 25$
So when you work out $10 \div 25$ through Long division you will end up with 0.4 which is your answer

Nov 17, 2016

$\frac{10}{25} = \frac{2}{5} = 0.4$

#### Explanation:

A fraction that has its denominator as a power of 10 can be written as a decimal.

Make an equivalent fraction...

$\frac{10}{25} \times \frac{4}{4} = \frac{40}{100} = \frac{4}{10}$

$\frac{4}{10} = 0.4$

We could also have simplified the fraction first

$\frac{10 \div 5}{25 \div 5} = \frac{2}{5}$

$\frac{2}{5} \times \frac{2}{2} = \frac{4}{10} = 0.4$