# How do you compare a fraction to a decimal?

**comparing**fractional numbers to

**decimal**numbers, convert the

**fraction to a decimal**number by division and

**compare**the

**decimal**numbers. If one

**decimal**has a higher number on the left side of the

**decimal**point then it is larger.

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Furthermore, how do you get a fraction to a decimal?

The line in a **fraction** that separates the numerator and denominator can be rewritten using the division symbol. So, to **convert a fraction to a decimal**, divide the numerator by the denominator. If required, you can use a calculator to do this. This will give us our answer as a **decimal**.

Secondly, are fractions more accurate than decimals? **Fractions** are generally **more accurate**, and easier to work with (for those who need to manipulate the data). **Decimals** are generally rounded to whatever **accuracy** is required for any given task.

Also to know, how do you know which fraction is greater?

If the denominators are the same, then the **fraction** with the **greater** numerator is the **greater fraction**. The **fraction** with the lesser numerator is the lesser **fraction**. And, as noted above, if the numerators are equal, the **fractions** are equivalent. Use < or > to compare the two **fractions** and .

What is 3/8 as a decimal?

Fraction to decimal conversion table

Fraction | Decimal |
---|---|

1/8 | 0.125 |

2/8 | 0.25 |

3/8 | 0.375 |

4/8 | 0.5 |