CHAPTER 1. Mathematics
Converting Fractions to Decimals
To convert any fraction to a decimal, simply divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). Every fraction will have an approximate decimal equivalent.
Calculator tip: Numerator (top number) ÷ Denominator (bottom number) = the decimal equivalent of the fraction.
Some fractions when converted to decimals produce a repeating decimal.
Other examples of repeating decimals:
.212121… = .21
Decimal Equivalent Chart
Figure 1-6 (on the next page) is a fraction to decimal to millimeter equivalency chart. Measurements starting at 1/64 inch and up to 23 inches have been converted to decimal numbers and to millimeters.
A ratio is the comparison of two numbers or quantities. A ratio may be expressed in three ways: as a fraction, with a colon, or with the word “to." For example, a gear ratio of 5:7 can be expressed as any of the following:
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