# CONVERT BETWEEN DECIMALS AND FRACTIONS

Convert Between Decimals and Fractions :

In this section, you will learn, how to conversions between decimals and fractions.

## How to convert decimal to fraction ?

Step 1 :

To convert the given decimal number to a fraction, we have to multiply and divide the given decimal number by 10 or 100 or 1000 etc.,

Step 2 :

After having converted the decimal number into fraction, do the possible simplification, if any.

## How to convert fraction into decimal ?

To convert the given fraction into decimal, first we have to check whether the denominator of the fraction is convertible to 10 or 100 using multiplication.

If it is convertible to 10 or 100 using multiplication, we can convert the given fraction into decimal as explained below.  If it is not convertible to 10 or 100 using multiplication, we can convert the given fraction into decimal as explained below.  ## Convert Between Decimals and Fractions - Examples

Example 1 :

Convert the following decimal to fraction.

0.75

Solution :

In 0.75, because there are two digits after the decimal point, multiply and divide 0.75 by 100 to get rid of the decimal point.

0.75  =  (0.75 ⋅ 100) / 100

0.75  =  75 / 100

In the fraction 75/100, the greatest common divisor of both numerator and denominator is 25.

So, divide both numerator and denominator by 25.

0.75  =  (75 ÷ 25) / (100 ÷ 25)

0.75  =  3/4

Example 2 :

Convert the following decimal to fraction.

2.4

Solution :

In 2.4, because there is only one digit after the decimal point, multiply and divide 2.4 by 10 to get rid of the decimal point.

2.4  =  (2.4 ⋅ 10) / 10

2.4  =  24 / 10

In the fraction 24/10, the greatest common divisor of both numerator and denominator is 2.

So, divide both numerator and denominator by 2.

2.4  =  (24 ÷ 2) / (10 ÷ 2)

0.24  =  12/5

Example 3 :

Convert the following decimal to fraction.

0.55

Solution :

In 0.55, because there are two digits after the decimal point, multiply and divide 0.55 by 100 to get rid of the decimal point.

0.55  =  (0.55 ⋅ 100) / 100

0.55  =  55 / 100

In the fraction 55/100, the greatest common divisor of both numerator and denominator is 5.

So, divide both numerator and denominator by 5.

0.55  =  (55 ÷ 5) / (100 ÷ 5)

0.55  =  11/20

Example 4 :

Convert the following fraction to decimal.

3/20

Solution :

In  the given fraction, the denominator is 20 which is convertible to 100 using multiplication by 5.

So, we have

3/20  =  (3 ⋅ 5) / (20 ⋅ 5)

3/20  = 15/100

3 / 20  = 0.15

Example 5 :

Convert the following fraction to decimal.

45/8

Solution :

Here, the denominator of the given fraction is 8 which can not be converted into 10 or 100 using multiplication.

So the given fraction can be converted into decimal using long division.

So, we have

45/8  =  5.625 After having gone through the stuff given above, we hope that the students would have understood, how to do conversions between decimals and fractions.

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