Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - Get Ready! - Page 1: 17



Work Step by Step

A great way to turn fractions into decimals is to make the denominator (bottom of the fraction) 10. We multiply 3/5 by 2/2 (this is allowed because 2/2 equals 1) to get 6/10. We now use a straightforward rule. Whenever a number is divided by 10, move the decimal on the number one to the left. We move the decimal on the numerator, 6.0, one to the left to get .6.
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