A fraction consists of two parts: the numerator (the number on top) and the denominator (the number on the bottom). To convert a fraction to a decimal, you multiply the numerator by a power of 10 that is equal to the number of digits in the denominator, and then divide the result by the denominator. This division can be visualized using a place-value chart, where the denominator is represented and then divided into groups equal to the numerator.For example, to express the fraction 6/5 as a decimal:
Multiply the numerator by 10 and divide by the denominator, which gives 60/5
Represent 60 on a place-value chart (6 tens 0 ones)
Divide the place-value disks into 5 equal groups (1 ten in each group with 1 ten left over)
Break down the remaining ten into 10 ones and distribute them into 5 groups (2 ones in each group)