Converting Decimals To Fractions
IntroductionConverting a decimal to a fraction simply means to express the decimal in the form of a fraction. So in fraction form, 0.5 can be written as 50/100 (decimal fraction) or as (simplified fraction).
Converting a decimal to a fraction is very easy. We can express the decimal being converted as divisible by 1. So 0.75 can be written as . Now we take the number of decimal places (this particular decimal has places up to the hundredths) and multiply the top and bottom by that number. . This is the decimal fraction. Simplifying this fraction means dividing the top and bottom by the highest common factor (in this case 25), so we get