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Lesson 7: Writing decimals as fractions

# Writing decimals as fractions review

Review writing decimals as fractions, and try some practice problems.

## Writing decimals as fractions

To convert a decimal to a fraction, we write the decimal number as a numerator and we write its place value as the denominator.
If there is a number to the left of the decimal point, we keep that number as a whole number.
Example 1: 0, point, 07
0, point, 0, start color #11accd, 7, end color #11accd is start color #11accd, 7, end color #11accd start text, start color #1fab54, h, u, n, d, r, e, d, t, h, s, end color #1fab54, end text. So, we write start color #11accd, 7, end color #11accd over start color #1fab54, 100, end color #1fab54.
0, point, 07, equals, start fraction, start color #11accd, 7, end color #11accd, divided by, start color #1fab54, 100, end color #1fab54, end fraction
Example 1: 2, point, 1
start color #f9685d, 2, end color #f9685d, point, start color #11accd, 1, end color #11accd is start color #f9685d, 2, end color #f9685d and start color #11accd, 1, end color #11accd start text, start color #1fab54, t, e, n, t, h, end color #1fab54, end text. start color #f9685d, 2, end color #f9685d stays a whole number. Then we write start color #11accd, 1, end color #11accd over start color #1fab54, 10, end color #1fab54.
2, point, 1, equals, start color #f9685d, 2, end color #f9685d, start fraction, start color #11accd, 1, end color #11accd, divided by, start color #1fab54, 10, end color #1fab54, end fraction

## Practice

Problem 1
• Current
Express 0, point, 4 as a fraction.

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

## Want to join the conversation?

• How would you express 5.03 as a fraction?
• 5 3/100
• I know 0.1 is 1 tenth. 0.01 is 1 hundredth. 0.001 is 1 thousandth. But what is 0.0001?
• 1 tenthousandth
• i have no question
• That's great, it means you understand, it also means I don't have to answer. Lol (:
• how do u express 5.03 as a fraction
• is there any other way to explain it so i can under. please.
• so say i had a question like convert 0.023 into a fraction. would it be 100 or 1000??
• 1 thousandth
• How can you express 18.7?
• If you want it as a fraction it would be 18 7/10