What is 12/8 as a decimal?

In mathematics, converting fractions to decimals is a common task. Let's go through the process of converting the fraction 12/8 to a decimal.

You can try other fractional values to get more familiar with the conversion guide.

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What is 12/8?

A fraction consists of two numbers: the numerator (top number) and the denominator (bottom number). In the fraction 12/8: 12 is the numerator, and 8 is the denominator. This means dividing 12 by 8 to get the decimal value.


128 = 1.5

What is a fraction?

A fraction consists of two parts: the numerator on top and the denominator below. It shows parts of a whole and is used to compare values.

What is a decimal?

A decimal is a number system that includes a decimal point. This point separates the whole number from the fractional part. It is an easy way to express values less than one.

Conversion Steps:

To convert 12/8 to a decimal, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Set up the division. Divide the numerator 12 by the denominator 8. It will look like this: 12 ÷ 8.
  2. Step 2: Perform the division. Use a calculator to divide 12 by 8, or do it manually.
  3. Step 3: Identify the decimal. The result will be a decimal. When 12 is divided by 8, you get 1.5.