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## 4th grade

### 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, point, 07**

0, point, 0, start color #11accd, 7, end color #11accd is start color #11accd, 7, end color #11accd start text, start color #1fab54, h, u, n, d, r, e, d, t, h, s, end color #1fab54, end text. So, we write start color #11accd, 7, end color #11accd over start color #1fab54, 100, end color #1fab54.

**Example 1: 2, point, 1**

start color #f9685d, 2, end color #f9685d, point, start color #11accd, 1, end color #11accd is start color #f9685d, 2, end color #f9685d and start color #11accd, 1, end color #11accd start text, start color #1fab54, t, e, n, t, h, end color #1fab54, end text. start color #f9685d, 2, end color #f9685d stays a whole number. Then we write start color #11accd, 1, end color #11accd over start color #1fab54, 10, end color #1fab54.

*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?(29 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)
- well you the first zero is a tenth. second is a hundredth. 3rd is the thousandth. 1 is in the 10 thousands. so i gues you could say

1/10,000?(1 vote)

- i have no question(10 votes)
- That's great, it means you understand, it also means I don't have to answer. Lol (:(9 votes)

- so say i had a question like convert 0.023 into a fraction. would it be 100 or 1000??(8 votes)
- 1 thousandth(4 votes)

- how do u express 5.03 as a fraction(6 votes)
- is there any other way to explain it so i can under. please.(5 votes)

- how do u change 5.03 as a fraction please?(6 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(6 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)(4 votes)

- No questions needed(6 votes)