A fraction is written in terms of two parts: the number on top is called the numerator and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. We can use the division method to solve this question. To get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 872 by the denominator 1000:
872 (numerator) ÷ 1000 (denominator) = 0.87
As a result, you get 0.87 as your answer when you convert 872/1000 to a decimal.