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# Converting decimals to fractions 2 (ex 1)

To convert a decimal to a fraction, we need to figure out the smallest place value of the digits. In this case, the smallest place is the ten-thousandths place, so the fraction will have a denominator of 10,000. The numerator will be the decimal number without the decimal point. Then we check for common factors to simplify. Created by Sal Khan.

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• So, How about there is a number in ones place. like 5.245. Do we also need to take or write down 5245/1000? Or just 245/1000? Which is correct?
• If there is a number in ones place, like 5.245, we have to write it in fraction as 5245/1000. 245/1000 is incorrect.
• What is a MIXED NUMBER!? And how do you right down 15.16 as a MIXED NUMBER!?
• By writing it like 15 16/100. The way you do this is keep the whole numbers whole numbers and turn the decimals into fractions
• So in prime numbers, you just leave the numbers as it is? Can't you possibly do something to simplify it?
• nope, because prime number can only be divided by itself (or 1)
• Are there exercises that I can use to test how much of the material I have learned?
• Is there any kinda way to keep this stuff in our heads, or anything that would require us to use it outside of tests and schooling? Cause it'd be nice to not have to go through this stuff repeatedly, know what I mean?
• convert 1.528 to fraction
• 1528/1000 and if it is simplified 166/125
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• What is you need help with?
• what if it asks "turn 0.3240 into a mixed number" What is a mixed number