Fraction to Decimal Calculator

The calculator will convert the given fraction (proper or improper) or mixed number into a decimal (possibly, repeating or recurring), with steps shown.

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Solution

Your input: convert $$$2\frac{5}{7}$$$ into a decimal.

Temporarily forget about the integer part, work with $$$\frac{5}{7}$$$

Write the problem in the special format:

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Step 1

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$5$$$? The answer is $$$0$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$5-0 \cdot 7 = 5 - 0= 5$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 2

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$50$$$? The answer is $$$7$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$50-7 \cdot 7 = 50 - 49= 1$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 3

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$10$$$? The answer is $$$1$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$10-1 \cdot 7 = 10 - 7= 3$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 4

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$30$$$? The answer is $$$4$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$30-4 \cdot 7 = 30 - 28= 2$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 5

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$20$$$? The answer is $$$2$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$20-2 \cdot 7 = 20 - 14= 6$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 6

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$60$$$? The answer is $$$8$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$60-8 \cdot 7 = 60 - 56= 4$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 7

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$40$$$? The answer is $$$5$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$40-5 \cdot 7 = 40 - 35= 5$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 8

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$50$$$? The answer is $$$7$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$50-7 \cdot 7 = 50 - 49= 1$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 9

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$10$$$? The answer is $$$1$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$10-1 \cdot 7 = 10 - 7= 3$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 10

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$30$$$? The answer is $$$4$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$30-4 \cdot 7 = 30 - 28= 2$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 11

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$20$$$? The answer is $$$2$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$20-2 \cdot 7 = 20 - 14= 6$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

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Step 12

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$60$$$? The answer is $$$8$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$60-8 \cdot 7 = 60 - 56= 4$$$.

Bring down the next digit of the dividend.

$$$\require{enclose}\begin{array}{rlc}&\phantom{-\enclose{longdiv}{}}\begin{array}{cccccccccccccc}0&.&7&1&4&2&8&5&7&1&4&2&\color{Red}{8}&\phantom{5}\end{array}&\\\color{Magenta}{7}&\phantom{-}\enclose{longdiv}{\begin{array}{cccccccccccccc}5&.&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0& 0 \downarrow\end{array}}&\\&\begin{array}{lllllllllllll}-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{.}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}0&\phantom{.}\\\hline\phantom{lll}5&\phantom{.}&0\\-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{.}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}4&\phantom{.}&9\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&1&0\\&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&7\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&3&0\\&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&2&8\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&2&0\\&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&1&4\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&6&0\\&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&5&6\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&4&0\\&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&3&5\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&5&0\\&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&4&9\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&1&0\\&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&7\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&3&0\\&&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&2&8\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&2&0\\&&&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&1&4\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&&\color{Red}{6}&\color{Red}{0}\\&&&&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&&5&6\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&&&4&0\end{array}&\begin{array}{c}\end{array}\end{array}$$$

Step 13

How many $$$7$$$'s are in $$$40$$$? The answer is $$$5$$$.

Write down the calculated result in the upper part of the table.

Now, $$$40-5 \cdot 7 = 40 - 35= 5$$$.

$$$\require{enclose}\begin{array}{rlc}&\phantom{-\enclose{longdiv}{}}\begin{array}{cccccccccccccc}0&.&7&1&4&2&8&5&7&1&4&2&8&\color{Green}{5}\end{array}&\\\color{Magenta}{7}&\phantom{-}\enclose{longdiv}{\begin{array}{cccccccccccccc}5&.&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0&0\end{array}}&\\&\begin{array}{lllllllllllll}-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{.}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}0&\phantom{.}\\\hline\phantom{lll}5&\phantom{.}&0\\-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{.}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}4&\phantom{.}&9\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&1&0\\&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&7\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&3&0\\&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&2&8\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&2&0\\&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&1&4\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&6&0\\&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&5&6\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&4&0\\&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&3&5\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&5&0\\&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&4&9\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&1&0\\&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&7\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&3&0\\&&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&2&8\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&2&0\\&&&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&1&4\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&&6&0\\&&&&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&&5&6\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&&&\color{Green}{4}&\color{Green}{0}\\&&&&&&&&&&&-&\phantom{0}&\phantom{0}\\\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&&&3&5\\\hline\phantom{lll}&&&&&&&&&&&&&5\end{array}&\begin{array}{c}\end{array}\end{array}$$$

As can be seen, the digits are repeating with some period, therefore it is a repeating (or recurring) decimal: $$$\frac{5}{7}=0. \overline{714285}$$$

Don't forget about the integer part: $$$2\frac{5}{7}=2.\overline{714285}$$$

Answer: $$$2\frac{5}{7}=2.\overline{714285}$$$