# What is 3 9/100 as a decimal?

Converting fractions to decimals is an essential skill. It bridges the gap between two numeric representations. In this guide, we will detail the process of converting the fraction 3 9/100 to a decimal.

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

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## Understanding the Fraction: 3 9/100

A fraction is composed of two numbers: a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number). In the fraction 3 9/100: 3 is an integer, 9 is the numerator, and 100 is the denominator. The first step is to represent the mixed fraction as an improper fraction. Multiply the integer 3 by the denominator 100, and add the numerator 9: (3 × 100 + 9). To get the value of the fraction, the numerator of 309 is divided by the denominator of 100.

## Conversion formula (equation):

$3\frac{9}{100}=\frac{3 × 100 + 9}{100}=\frac{309}{100}=3.09$

## Solution:

$3\frac{9}{100}$ = 3.09

## 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 3 9/100, follow these steps:

1. Step 1: Representing an improper fraction. Let's start by converting a mixed fraction to an improper fraction. To achieve this, we multiply the integer 3 by the denominator 100, and plus the numerator 9.
2. Step 2: Set up the division. Divide the numerator of 309 by the denominator of 100. This will look like the following: 309÷100.
3. Step 3: Divide. Perform the division. If using a calculator, simply divide 309 by 100. If doing it manually, apply division.
4. Step 4: Identify the decimal. The result of the division will be a decimal value. When 309 is divided by 100, the decimal obtained is 3.09.