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.
- Convert 0.0253 to fraction.
- The decimal 0.0253 can be written .
Since can be
multiplied by 1 and divided by 1 without changing the value,
Since the numerator 253 and the denominator 10000 do not share common factors, it cannot be reduced.
- Use your calculator to check your answer.
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