Converting Decimals to Fractions: Example
- Rule 28:
For this review, we will focus on terminating fractions. Divide the fraction by 1, and then multiply the result by 1 in a form that will remove the decimal.
- Convert 11.0895 to a simple fraction.
- The decimal 11.0895 can be written .
The fraction can also be divided by 1 without changing the value.
The fraction can be
The only prime factors of the numerator, 22179, are 3 and 7393, and the only prime factors of the denominator, 2000, are 2 and 5. Since the numerator and the denominator do not share a common factor, the answer cannot be reduced further.
- Use your calculator to check your answer.
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