The equivalent to the fraction 5/12 in decimal form is 0.4167. To be exact, the final number is a repeating six, which is written numerically as "6" with a horizontal line over it. If rounding is preferred, however, the last six is rounded up to a seven.
About.com demonstrates that to change a fraction into a decimal form, it is necessary to divide the top number (the numerator) by the bottom number (the denominator). In this case, the solution to five divided by 12 does not end but goes on infinitely repeating the last digit. In the case of 3/12, however, there are no repeating numbers, and the answer is simply 0.25.
You should use your calculator for such simple sums. It is far quicker and involves fewer key depressions than posting the question on WA. But since you seem unable to carry out even
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12.5 is a already decimal... as a fraction 12.5 would be 12 1/2. Is there any missing
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1. Turn on your calculator and press the "f" button. 2. Press "CLEAR" if you had any data showing on your calculator while it was on. 3. Press the "REG"
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12.5% as a decimal is 0.125. Move the decimal to the left two places! As a fraction, it's 1/8.
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