How do I write a decimal as a fraction?
A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part are separated by a decimal point.
Answer: We can write any decimal in terms of a fraction by multiplying 10x to both numerator and denominator where x is the number of zeros after the decimal point.
Let us proceed step by step.
We can understand this better by taking a suitable example.
Let us consider a decimal number 1.5.
Hence, we divide the number by 1, 1.5 / 1
Now, we have to multiply and divide by 10. Hence, 1.5/1 × 10/10 = 15/10
This fraction of 15/10 can further be simplified to 3/2.
So, 1.5 as a fraction is equal to 3/2.
Since the obtained fraction is in improper fraction hence it can also be expressed in mixed form as 1 1/2
We also can use Cuemath's decimal to fraction calculator to verify our answer.