# How do you convert a decimal to a ruler?

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Take the remaining portion of the

**decimal**and multiply it by the fraction increment desired. For example, if your**ruler**measures to the nearest 1/32nd of an inch, multiply the**decimal**portion by 32. In this example, . 456 times 32 equals 14.592.

Also to know is, how do you convert a decimal to a fraction?

If you want to **convert** a **decimal** to a **fraction** of an **inch**, first decide what **fraction** you want to use - the nearest sixteenth of an **inch**, nearest eighth of an **inch**, etc. Then, multiply the **decimal** by the **fraction** you desire and round off the answer to the nearest whole number. Use the answer as the top of the **fraction**.

**2.875**in (inch) in words is "two point eight seven five in (inch)".

Keeping this in consideration, how do you convert a decimal to a tape measure?

Multiply the **decimal** portion of your number times 16 to calculate a fraction of an inch. For example, if your **measurement** is 3.8 inches, multiply . 8 x 16 (12.8).

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

1.25 | ^{20}/_{16} | 125% |

1.1875 | ^{19}/_{16} | 118.75% |

1.125 | ^{18}/_{16} | 112.5% |

1.0625 | ^{17}/_{16} | 106.25% |