3/4 cup in decimals
Understand the Problem
The question is asking to convert the fraction 3/4 into its decimal equivalent. To do this, we will divide 3 by 4 to get the decimal representation.
Answer
The decimal equivalent of $\frac{3}{4}$ is $0.75$.
Answer for screen readers
The decimal equivalent of $\frac{3}{4}$ is $0.75$.
Steps to Solve

Set Up the Division We need to divide the numerator (3) by the denominator (4). This means we will calculate $3 \div 4$.

Perform the Division When we divide 3 by 4, we see that 4 cannot go into 3. Instead, we can express this as a decimal. We can put a decimal point and add a zero to make it 30, so we will actually calculate $30 \div 4$.

Calculate the Quotient Now we find how many times 4 fits into 30. 4 goes into 30 a total of 7 times because $4 \times 7 = 28$. We will then subtract 28 from 30, leaving us with a remainder of 2.

Bring Down the Next Zero Next, we bring down another zero (making it 20 since we previously had a remainder of 2) and divide again: $20 \div 4$.

Finish the Division 4 goes into 20 exactly 5 times because $4 \times 5 = 20$. We have no remainder, and the decimal representation of the fraction is complete.

Combine the Results Now we will combine the results of our division: we had 0 before starting with the decimal point, then 7, and finally 5 after the decimal point. Thus, the decimal equivalent of $\frac{3}{4}$ is 0.75.
The decimal equivalent of $\frac{3}{4}$ is $0.75$.
More Information
Dividing numbers in a fraction can easily be converted to decimal form. In this case, $\frac{3}{4}$ gives us a repeating decimal when calculated either longhand or with a calculator. Additionally, fractions of 2, 4, and other divisors are often encountered in everyday calculations, making this conversion useful.
Tips
 Confusing the order of division and getting incorrect results. Make sure to divide the numerator by the denominator in the correct order.
 Forgetting to add the decimal when extending the division to include whole numbers.