Solution to

Frame 3-7.

a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator.

a. four hundred four

The steps for changing a fraction into a decimal form are:

and four hundred

four thousandths

(1) Write a division problem in which the numerator is divided by

the denominator.

Note: "And" can mean

"decimal" or "plus." If you

(2) Place a decimal point to the right of the numerator.

said "four hundred and four

and four hundred and four

(3) Add zeros to the right of the decimal point, as needed.

thousandths," you would

really be saying

(4) Place a decimal point in the quotient DIRECTLY OVER the

400 + 4 + 400.004.

decimal point in the division bracket.

b. 14.5

(5) Divide as normal (see Frames 1-20 through 1-24).

(6) Continue dividing until your remainder is zero or until you

have reached the needed level of accuracy. [Some

problems, such as 2/3, never have a remainder of zero. You

have already run across one such problem in Frame 1-24.]

Change 7/8 to a decimal.

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Solution to

Let's try a couple more problems. Carry out your division though four

Frame 3-8.

places to the right of the decimal (no further than the ten-thousandths

place).

0. 875

8 / 7.000

0

a. Change 1/12 to a decimal.

7 0

6 4

60

56

b. Change 8/900 to a decimal.

40

40

0

NOTE: If a digit in the quotient is zero and it is TO THE RIGHT OF THE

DECIMAL POINT, the zero must be written in the quotient.

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