What is 4/10 as a decimal?
A fraction can be a portion or section of any quantity out of a whole. We will express 4/10 as a decimal.
Answer: 4/10 is written as a decimal number 0.4
Let's convert 4/10 as a decimal using the following two methods.
Method 1: Writing 4/10 as a decimal using the division method
Here, the fraction is 4/10 which means we need to perform 4 ÷ 10
Since the numerator is less than the denominator, we will perform 90/10 which is equal to 9
4/10 = (40/10) ÷ 10 = 0.4
This gives the answer as 0.4. So, 4/10 as a decimal is 0.4
Method 2: Writing 4/10 as a decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10
Step 3: Then write down just the numerator, putting the decimal point in the correct place, that is, one space from the right-hand side for every zero in the denominator.
4/10 = (4 × 1) / (10 × 1) = 4/10 = 0.4
Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 4/10 as a decimal will always remain the same.
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