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# converting decimals to fractions

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25 Feb 2010, 02:15
Hello to all,

I have some decimal to fraction problems that i need to solve and i need to know the process of how to solve it as well.

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convert the following from decimal to fraction:

.8975

.0074

.34

.06
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25 Feb 2010, 22:41
niquebeats wrote:
Hello to all,

I have some decimal to fraction problems that i need to solve and i need to know the process of how to solve it as well.

Here are the problems

convert the following from decimal to fraction:

.8975

.0074

.34

.06

A very simple way to start is to count digits after the decimal point. In .8975 there are four, which means 8975 needs to be divided by 1 with four zeros, i.e. 10,000. Write the number in fraction form:
8975/10000, then simplify to get 359/400

.06 -> two zeros -> 100 -> 6/100=3/50
.34 -> two zeros -> 100 -> 34/100=17/50
.0074 -> four zeros -> 10,000 -> 74/10,000=37/5000
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Re: converting decimals to fractions   [#permalink] 25 Feb 2010, 22:41
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