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Convert fractions to decimals

Every fraction can be writen as a decimal. To write a fraction as a decimal, divide the numerator of the fraction by the denominator. The quotient can be rounded to the desired place value.

Convert $\frac{3}{7}$ to a decimal.
 $\frac{3}{7}$ rounded to the nearest hundredth is 0.43. $\frac{3}{7}$ rounded to the nearest thousandth is 0.429. $\frac{3}{7}$ rounded to the nearest ten-thousandth is 0.4286.

Write $\frac{3}{400}$ as a decimal.

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