Converting Decimals to Fractions: Example

Rule 28:
For this review, we will focus on terminating fractions. Divide the fraction by 1, and then multiply the result by 1 in a form that will remove the decimal.

Example:
Convert 0.0253 to fraction.

Answer:
The decimal 0.0253 can be written tex2html_wrap_inline22 .
Since tex2html_wrap_inline22 can be multiplied by 1 and divided by 1 without changing the value,
0.0253 = tex2html_wrap_inline26 .
Since the numerator 253 and the denominator 10000 do not share common factors, it cannot be reduced.

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