# What is the decimal equivalent of 1/4 inches?

We can define a decimal number as the number whose fractional part and the whole number part are separated by a decimal point. An inch is a unit of British Imperial and the United States Customary whose measure is also equal to 1/ 36th of a yard, which can also be written as 1 /12th of the foot.

## Answer: The decimal equivalent of 1/4 inches is 0.25.

Let us proceed step by step to evaluate the decimal equivalent of 1/4 inches.

**Explanation:**

To find the decimal equivalent of 1/4 inches, we need to express 1/4 in decimal.

Let us follow different methods to find the decimal equivalent of 1/4 inches.

### Method 1: Converting 1/4 to a decimal using the division method.

To convert any fraction to decimal form, we just need to divide its numerator by denominator.

Here, the fraction is 1/4 which means we need to perform 1 ÷ 4.

This gives the answer as 0.25. So, the decimal equivalent of 1/4 inches is 0.25.

### Method 2: Converting 1/4 to decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10.

Step 1: Find a number that we can multiply by the denominator of the fraction to make it 10 or 100 or 1000 and so on.

Step 2: Multiply both numerator and denominator by that number to convert it into its equivalent fraction.

Step 3: Then write down just the numerator, putting the decimal point in the correct place, that is, one space towards the left starting from the right-hand side for every zero in the denominator.

1/4 = ( 1× 25) / (4 × 25) = 25/100 = 0.25

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 1/4 inches to decimal will always remain the same.