# Fractions in Decimal Format

Enter a fraction, whether it's simple or mixed, and get its representation in decimal format. If the fraction has a recurring period after the decimal point, it will be highlighted using parentheses. Even large fractions are accepted here.
50 chars

Easily convert fractions to decimals and understand their periodic patterns with our tool.

## Using the Converter

• Inputting Fractions: Simply enter your fraction in the form a/b for simple fractions or c a/b for mixed fractions.
• Simple vs. Mixed Fractions: A simple fraction looks like 3/4, while a mixed fraction includes a whole number, such as 1 3/4.
• Interpreting Results: Your result will be in decimal format. If a recurring period is present, it will be highlighted within parentheses.

## Recurring Periods

What is a recurring period? It's a sequence of digits in the decimal part of a number that repeats indefinitely. For example, in the number 0.333..., the "3" is recurring. Hence, it would be represented as 0.(3).

Why do some fractions have recurring periods while others don't? It depends on the fraction's denominator. If the denominator has only 2 and 5 as prime factors, then the fraction has a finite decimal. Otherwise, it has a recurring period.

• Tricks to Quickly Understand Common Fractions and Their Periodicity: Familiarize yourself with common fractions like 1/3, 2/7, and take note of their periodicities. This will help you recognize recurring patterns swiftly.