# Rational to Decimal

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is a collection of exercises designed for students to practice converting fractions, which are rational numbers, into decimal form. It includes a variety of fractions, some with denominators that are powers of ten or factors of ten, which typically result in terminating decimals, and others with different denominators that may result in either terminating or repeating decimals. Students must apply division to convert each fraction into a decimal, reinforcing their understanding of the relationship between these two numerical forms. The task requires a combination of division skills and knowledge of decimal place value.

The worksheet is intended to teach students how to convert rational numbers (fractions) into decimal numbers, an important skill in math that has practical applications. It helps students to understand that every fraction can be expressed as a decimal and vice versa. The exercise also enhances their mental math capabilities and familiarizes them with patterns in decimals that arise from certain fractions, such as those with denominators of 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20, 25, and so on, which often result in terminating decimals. Additionally, this practice supports the development of number sense and prepares students for more complex operations involving fractions and decimals.