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Converting from Decimals to Fractions 4.7 - McGraw-Hill

© 2001 **McGraw**-**Hill** Companies **4.7** NOTE Divide the numera**to**r and denomina**to**r by 5. **Converting** **from** **Decimals** **to** **Fractions** **4.7** OBJECTIVES 1. Convert a decimal **to** a common fraction Using what we have learned about place values, you can easily write decimals as common fractions. The following rule is used. Step by Step: To Convert a Terminating Decimal Less Than 1 **to** a Common Fraction Step 1 Write the digits of the decimal without the decimal point. This will be the numera**to**r of the common fraction. Step 2 The denomina**to**r of the fraction is a 1 followed by as many zeros as there are places in the decimal. Example 1 **Converting** a Decimal **to** a Common Fraction 7 9 257 0.7 0.09 0.257 10 100 1000 One place One zero Two places Two zeros Three places Three zeros CHECK YOURSELF 1 Write as common fractions. (a) 0.3 (b) 0.311 When a decimal is converted **to** a common fraction, the common fraction that results should be written in lowest terms. Example 2 **Converting** a Decimal **to** a Common Fraction Convert 0.395 **to** a fraction and write the result in lowest terms. 0.395 395 79 1000 200 CHECK YOURSELF 2 Write 0.275 as a common fraction. 379

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