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How do you get -2/9 as a decimal?

How do I turn -2/9 into a decimal? It can be a repeating decimal it just has to be a decimal and I'm not sure how to make it a decimal.

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Bill F. | Experienced Teacher & Tutor in Round Rock, TXExperienced Teacher & Tutor in Round Roc...
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Anytime you see a fraction, it means "divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator)"

In this case, that's -2/9 = -2 divided by 9 = -0.22222.... (repeating forever).  If the top and bottom have the same sign (both are positive, or both are negative), then the result (answer) will be positive.  But if the signs are different (either one is positive and the other one is negative), then the result will we negative.

Asok B. | Ph. D in Biochemistry, willing to teach Chemistry, Biochemistry, MathPh. D in Biochemistry, willing to teach ...
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Another way to achieve the answer:

When the numerator is smaller than the denominator, it is better to multiply with a number so that it becomes bigger than the denominator. Here I multiply the top with 10.

-2/9 =  (1/10) (-20/9) = -1/10 (2.222....)= -0.22222.....