http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1260-pre-algebra-converting-fractions-and-decimals Fractions can be converted into decimals by simply dividing the numerator by the denominator. This can be done easily with a calculator or it can be done by hand using long division. Professor Burger shows how this is done both with numbers that divide evenly, and numbers that don't divide evenly. Sometimes, when numbers don't divide evently, you are left with a result that has a decimal. In this lesson, you will also learn shorthand for writing numbers with repeating decimals. Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Pre Algebra. This course and others are available from Thinkwell, Inc. The full course can be found at http://www.thinkwell.com/student/product/prealgebra. The full course covers whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals, variables, expressions, equations and a variety of other pre algebra topics. Founded in 1997, Thinkwell has succeeded in creating a "next-generation" textbook, one that helps students learn and teachers teach. Capitalizing on the power of new technology, Thinkwell products prepare students more effectively for their coursework than any printed textbook can. Thinkwell has assembled a group of talented industry professionals who have shaped the company into the leading provider of technology-based textbooks. For more information about Thinkwell, please visit www.thinkwell.com.
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