I asked my friend, “Which way is optimal to convert a fraction to a decimal? I gotta know now; I can’t wait ‘til later.” He said “Divide the numerator by the denominator.” So I asked, “Huh, well how can that be done? As far as I know, two doesn’t go into one.” He said, “Listen, here’s what you need

to know: just write a decimal point, followed by a

zero. And you know two goes into ten five times; then the decimal point rises above the line!” The numerator becomes the dividend. Then write a decimal point and a zero in the

tenths. Divide and write the decimal point in the

quotient. So, one half and five tenths are equivalent. Later on I was hanging with my stuffed animal, showing him how to convert a fraction to a

decimal. I divided the numerator by the denominator as he sat there real quiet like a spectator. I bet he was thinking, “Five can’t go

into two!?” But luckily for him I knew just what to do. I said, “Listen, here’s how it’s got

to go: just write a decimal point, followed by a

zero. Then five goes into twenty (four times), and the decimal point jumps up on the line!” The numerator becomes the dividend. Then write a decimal point and a zero in the

tenths. Divide and write the decimal point in the

quotient. So, two fifths and four tenths are equivalent. The numerator becomes the dividend. Then write a decimal point and a zero in the

tenths. Divide and write the decimal point in the

quotient. So, one half and five tenths are equivalent. I had to get my homework done before the school

dance. I had to convert a fraction – couldn’t leave

it to chance. I divided the numerator by the denominator, but to my surprise, there was a remainder. I texted my friend, “I don’t want to be

late. Can you tell me how to divide one by eight?” She said, “Write two more zeroes to the

right of the dividend. The value will be unchanged; it’s equivalent.” I divided the two numbers and got point one two five. We arrived just in time to see NUMBEROCK Live! The numerator becomes the dividend. Then write a decimal point and a zero in the

tenths. Divide and write the decimal point in the

quotient. So, two fifths and four tenths are equivalent. The numerator becomes the dividend. Then write a decimal point and a zero in the

tenths. Divide and write the decimal point in the

quotient. So, one half and five tenths are equivalent.