
How to convert decimal fractions to common fractions.
Method:
Use the place value of the last digit after the decimal point to write the decimal as a fraction. For example, in the decimal
fraction: 23.56, the last digit, 6,
is in the hundredths place.
To demonstrate this procedure with more steps, enter the decimal number into Algematics as the sum of units, tenths, hundredths and so on, like this:
We will use this example in the steps below. Step 1 Enter the data
Click and type your expression into the maths box in the data entry dialog box. If the ‘EMPTY’ message is
not displayed between the blue buttons, click the
button
until the message: ‘INSERT’ appears. If required, use the ‘ / ’ symbol for divide. Maths...
23.56
= 23 + 5/10 + 6/100 and then click Step 2 Put over a common
denominator
Click the (common denominator) button to put these terms over a common denominator, like this:
Step 3 Simplify
Click the (simplify) button several times until a single fraction is obtained. Clicking again will reduce the fraction to its lowest terms, if possible.
