## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

We can write a fraction as a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator. $\frac{-5}{12}=-5\div12=-.416666...$ In this case, the 6 repeats after the thousandths digit, so we can write $-\frac{5}{12}$ as -.417 (as the 6 rounds up to 7).