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Convert Fractions to Decimals Using Division

In this worksheet, students will use division to convert simple fractions into their decimal equivalents.

'Convert Fractions to Decimals Using Division' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Calculate Fraction-Decimal Equivalents

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be learning about writing fractions as decimals. 


The fraction ½ can also be written as the decimal 0.5

Any fraction can be written as a decimal.

This activity shows how to convert a simple fraction to its decimal equivalent.


The fraction ½ can be read to mean 1 whole divided into 2 parts, i.e. 1 ÷ 2

We can divide 1 by 2, in a division calculation, but first we change 1 to 1.0

This is to give more space to carry out the division, so that we can put remainders in the division.



This shows that ½ = 1 ÷ 2 = 0.5


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Let's try an example question. 



Change the fraction 3/8 to a decimal.



3/8 is the same as 3 ÷ 8

Here, we change 3 to 3.000 to allow space for remainders when we divide.



The answer is 0.375


Now it's your turn to have a go at some questions like this. 

Good luck!


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