A fraction is converted to a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator. The result can have two forms; one with a fixed number of decimal digits and the other with a recurring digit.

For example 5/2 is converted to a decimal by diving 5 by 2. The result...

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A fraction is converted to a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator. The result can have two forms; one with a fixed number of decimal digits and the other with a recurring digit.

For example 5/2 is converted to a decimal by diving 5 by 2. The result is 2.5

An example where the number of decimal digits is not fixed is 4/3. Here the result is 4/3 = 1.333... where 3 is the recurring digit.