# Fraction to Decimal Calculator

## Convert fractions to decimals step by step

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

Enter a fraction or

If you don't need a mixed number, leave the left cell empty.
If you need a negative fraction, write the minus sign in the left cell.

If the calculator did not compute something or you have identified an error, or you have a suggestion/feedback, please write it in the comments below.

### 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{Brown}{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{Brown}{6}&\color{Brown}{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{Chartreuse}{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{Chartreuse}{4}&\color{Chartreuse}{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: $2\frac{5}{7}=2.\overline{714285}$