Converting Decimals 2 Fractions

By Los Pollos Hermanos

Step 1

First you have to find the placement that your decimal is in.


Ex. .12 = hundredths

Ex. .1 = tenths

Step 2

You put either 10, 100, 1000 and so on for your denominator but it depends on the place value of the decimal.


Ex.1 - .8 = 8/10

Ex.2 - .80 = 80/100

Ex.3 - .835 = 835/1000

Step 3

Then simplify the numerator and denominator by the Greatest Common Factor.


Ex.1 - 8 / 2 = 4

10 / 2 = 5

so the simplified answer is 4/5

Vocabulary

Numerator - The top number of the fraction.

Denominator - The bottom of the fraction.

Simplify - to make something "smaller or easier"

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