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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
Want to learn more about writing decimals as fractions? Check out this video.

Practice

Problem 1
Express 0, point, 4 as a fraction.
  • Your answer should be
  • a proper fraction, like 1, slash, 2 or 6, slash, 10

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

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