As a decimal, the fraction 1/6 is equivalent to 0.1666, with the 6 repeating to infinity. To make it easier to write, one has the option of rounding the answer to 0.2, 0.17 or 0.167, for example.Continue Reading
Converting fractions to decimals is not as problematic as it may sound. It involves simple division. One simply needs to divide the denominator, or the number on the bottom of the fraction, into the numerator, which is the number on the top. The resulting decimal is the answer equivalent to the original fraction.
Using the fraction 1/6 as an example, there are just a few steps to find the decimal.