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### Course: 4th grade > Unit 10

Lesson 7: Writing decimals as fractions# Writing decimals as fractions review

Review writing decimals as fractions, and try some practice problems.

## Writing decimals as fractions

To convert a decimal to a fraction, we write the decimal number as a numerator and we write its place value as the denominator.

If there is a number to the left of the decimal point, we keep that number as a whole number.

**Example 1:**$0.07$

**Example 1:**$2.1$

*Want to learn more about writing decimals as fractions? Check out this video.*

## Want to join the conversation?

- How would you express 5.03 as a fraction?(37 votes)
- The answer is 5 3/100 (mixed fraction) or 503/100 (improper fraction).(6 votes)

- hi can you upvote me?(32 votes)
- yes you have 6 upvotes! ;)(13 votes)

- I know 0.1 is 1 tenth. 0.01 is 1 hundredth. 0.001 is 1 thousandth. But what is 0.0001?(11 votes)
- .0001 is 1 ten thousandths.(2 votes)

- How can you express 18.7?(6 votes)
- 187 tenths, or 18 7/10.(2 votes)

- so say i had a question like convert 0.023 into a fraction. would it be 100 or 1000??(7 votes)
- You would convert that into the thousandths. The answer is 23/1000.(4 votes)

- How do you write a fraction? It keeps getting it wrong.(4 votes)
- You write a fraction using the "slash" symbol (/).

You place the numerator before the slash and denominator behind the same slash. So for example three fourths would be 3/4.

In case of mixed numbers you write the whole number and leave space for the fraction. So two and three fifths would be 2 3/5.

Hope this helps.(8 votes)

- They should fix the last question because it says express 5.03 as a fraction and some people will think oh that's easy it's 503/100 but it says it's wrong and the right answer is 5 and 3/100 which is right(5 votes)
- It asks for either a proper fraction or a mixed number so 503/100 is not correct (a fraction is only proper if its numerator is smaller than its denominator)(5 votes)

- Please am confused about the difference between tens and tenths(3 votes)
- A tenth = 0.10 = 1 out of 10

Ten = 10 = 10 ones (1s)(3 votes)