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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal EXAMPLE 1 Lighthouses At one time, 31 out of the 50 states in the United States had lighthouses. This can be written as the fraction. How can you write this fraction as a decimal? 50 31

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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal To answer the question above about lighthouses, write EXAMPLE 1 the fraction as a decimal by dividing 31 by 50. 50 31

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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal To answer the question above about lighthouses, write EXAMPLE 1 the fraction as a decimal by dividing 31 by 50. 50 31 50 31.00

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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal To answer the question above about lighthouses, write EXAMPLE 1 the fraction as a decimal by dividing 31 by 50. 50 31 0.6 50 31.00 30 0

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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal To answer the question above about lighthouses, write EXAMPLE 1 the fraction as a decimal by dividing 31 by 50. 50 31 0.6 50 31.00 30 0 1 00

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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal To answer the question above about lighthouses, write EXAMPLE 1 the fraction as a decimal by dividing 31 by 50. 50 31 0.62 50 31.00 30 0 1 00

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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal To answer the question above about lighthouses, write EXAMPLE 1 the fraction as a decimal by dividing 31 by 50. 50 31 0.62 50 31.00 30 0 1 00 0

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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal To answer the question above about lighthouses, write ANSWER EXAMPLE 1 the fraction as a decimal by dividing 31 by 50. 50 31 0.62 50 31.00 30 0 1 00 0

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Writing a Fraction as a Decimal To answer the question above about lighthouses, write The quotient is 0.62, so 0.62 of the states had ANSWER EXAMPLE 1 the fraction as a decimal by dividing 31 by 50. 50 31 lighthouses. 0.62 50 31.00 30 0 1 00 0

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GUIDED PRACTICE For Example 1 Write the fraction as a decimal. 1. 2 1

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GUIDED PRACTICE For Example 1 Write the fraction as a decimal. 1. 2 1 The quotient is 0.5. ANSWER

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GUIDED PRACTICE For Example 1 Write the fraction as a decimal. 2. 5 4

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GUIDED PRACTICE For Example 1 Write the fraction as a decimal. 2. 5 4 The quotient is 0.8. ANSWER

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GUIDED PRACTICE For Example 1 Write the fraction as a decimal. 3. 4 1

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GUIDED PRACTICE For Example 1 Write the fraction as a decimal. 3. 4 1 The quotient is 0.25. ANSWER

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GUIDED PRACTICE For Example 1 Write the fraction as a decimal. 4. 8 3

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GUIDED PRACTICE For Example 1 Write the fraction as a decimal. 4. 8 3 The quotient is 0.375. ANSWER

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