The decimal equivalent of 66 2/3 is 66.67. The fraction is converted to a decimal during the conversion procedure.
66 is a whole number in the number 66 2/3. One technique to identify a component of a whole is to use fractions. The fraction represents two thirds in this case. Similarly, decimals work. The decimal fraction, or fractional part of a number, has a value of less than one. By dividing the numerator, or top number of the fraction, by the denominator, or bottom number, the decimal number of the fraction can be determined. In this case, dividing 2 by 3 yields.66666667, which can be rounded to.67 or two decimal points for convenience. The number of places following the decimal point is represented by the decimal places. The total number becomes 66.67.