
How to convert decimal fractions to common fractions.
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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. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 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: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â We will use this example in the steps below. Step 1 Enter the data
Click Â 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
Â button
until the message: ‘INSERT’ appears.Â If required, use the ‘ / ’ symbol for divide. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Maths... Â
Â 23.56
= 23 + 5/10 + 6/100 Â Â Â and then click Step 2 Put over a common
denominator
Click the Â (common denominator) button to put these terms over a common denominator, like this: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Step 3 Simplify
Click the Â (simplify) button several times until a single fraction is obtained. Clicking Â again will reduce the fraction to its lowest terms, if possible.
