Three-fifths, written as 3/5, can also be expressed as 0.6 in decimal notation. Using a calculator, one can determine the decimal form of a fraction by dividing the numerator by the denominator.
Using a calculator is the simplest technique to convert a fraction to a decimal, however certain numbers can also be transformed through manipulation and scrutiny. By multiplying the numerator and denominator by 2, the fraction 3/5 can be converted to 6/10. Most people can divide 6 by 10 by shifting the decimal point to the left by one position, resulting in the proper decimal number 0.6.
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