Example Questions

Example Question #2 : Decimals

Write 0.45 as a fraction.      Explanation:

.45 is equivalent to 45 out of 100, or .

Divide both the numerator and denominator by 5 to simplify the fraction: Example Question #1 : How To Find The Fractional Equivalent Of A Decimal

A tub of food contains pounds of vegetables, pounds of lard, and pounds of sausage.  What is its total weight as an improper fraction?      Explanation:

To begin with, it is easiest just to add these decimals together using your calculator: Now, this is the same thing as: We can rewrite this: To find this, you need to give the two numbers a common denominator: Example Question #1 : Decimals

What is the fractional equivalent of ?     Explanation:

In decimal form is said 33 hundredths.

This is equal to .

This fraction cannot be reduced any further therefore it is in its final answer form.

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Fractional Equivalent Of A Decimal

Convert the decimal to fraction form and reduce it to its simplest form.       In order to convert to a fraction, you would first begin with , because the decimal literally reads thousandths. You can reduce by a few times or just begin by dividing both numbers by to get .  