Solution to

If you have a mixed number and wish to convert the fraction to a decimal,

Frame 3-9.

then the whole number goes to the left of the decimal and the fraction

goes to the right of the decimal. For example "five and one-half" (or "five

a. 0.0833

and five-tenths) is written as "5.5."

b. 0.0088

a. Write 3 1/12 as a decimal (carry out to the fourth decimal place).

b. Write 300 8/900 as a decimal (carry out to the fourth decimal place).

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Solution to

To change an improper fraction to a decimal, divide the numerator by the

Frame 3-10.

denominator. Remember to keep the decimal in the quotient above the

decimal point in the dividend. The improper fraction 3/2 is shown below

a. 3.0833

being changed to its decimal form.

b. 300.0088

1.5

2 / 3.0

2

10

10

0

Change 19/8 to a decimal.

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Solution to

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given you the basic information you need to change a decimal to a

fraction. Just put the numerator over the appropriate denominator (a

19/8 = 2.375

power of 10).

For example: 0.045 = 45 thousandths = 45/1000

If you want the fraction reduced, divide the numerator and denominator by

their common factors (whole numbers which divide into both the

numerator and denominator without leaving a remainder). For example

45 5

45

9

=

=

1000 5

1000

200

a. Change 0.004 to a fraction and reduce.

b. Change 0.0031 to a fraction and reduce.

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