What is 1/7 as a decimal?

So, in mathematics, converting fractions to decimals is common. Let's walk through the process of converting a fraction 1/7 to a decimal.

You can select other fractional values to familiarize yourself with the conversion guide.

Often, convert 25/176 to a decimal or 15/100 to a decimal, depending on the task.

What is 1/7?

A fraction is composed of two numbers: a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number). In the fraction 1/7: 1 is the numerator, and 7 is the denominator. This means that 1 is divided by 7 to get the fraction's value.


17 = 0.143

What is a fraction?

A fraction is a mathematical expression of two parts: the numerator on top and the denominator below. It represents partial values, showcasing relationships or comparisons.

What is a decimal?

A decimal is a numeral system with a point. This point divides the integer from its fractional part. It provides a straightforward way to express and work with values less than one.

Conversion Steps:

To get the decimal of 1/7, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Set up the division. Divide the numerator of 1 by the denominator of 7. This will look like the following: 1÷7.
  2. Step 2: Divide. Perform the division. If using a calculator, simply divide 1 by 7. If doing it manually, apply division.
  3. Step 3: Identify the decimal. The result of the division will be a decimal value. When 1 is divided by 7, the decimal obtained is 0.14285714285714.

Rounding and Interpretation:

The decimal 0.14285714285714 is recurring. Often, we round it to a desired number of decimal places for simplicity, such as 0.143. This rounded value is the decimal equivalent of the fraction 1/7.