# What is 15/21 as a decimal?

In mathematics, converting fractions to decimals is a common task. Let's go through the process of converting the fraction 15/21 to a decimal.

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

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## What is 15/21?

A fraction consists of two numbers: the numerator (top number) and the denominator (bottom number). In the fraction 15/21: 15 is the numerator, and 21 is the denominator. This means dividing 15 by 21 to get the decimal value.

## Solution:

**$\frac{15}{21}$ = 0.714**

## 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 15/21 to a decimal, follow these steps:

**Step 1: Set up the division.**Divide the numerator**15**by the denominator**21**. It will look like this:**15 ÷ 21**.**Step 2: Perform the division.**Use a calculator to divide**15**by**21**, or do it manually.**Step 3: Identify the decimal.**The result will be a decimal. When**15**is divided by**21**, you get**0.71428571428571**.

### Rounding and Interpretation:

The decimal **0.71428571428571** is recurring. We often round it to make it simpler, like **0.714**. This rounded value is the decimal equivalent of the fraction **15/21**.