# How do I write a decimal as a fraction?

A Fraction can be a portion or section of any quantity out of a whole, where, the whole can be any number, a specific value, or a thing. All fractions consist of a numerator and a denominator.

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 10^{x} to both numerator and denominator where x is the number of zeros after the decimal point.

Let us proceed step by step.

**Explanation:**

We can understand this better by taking a suitable example.

Let us consider a decimal number 1.5.

To express 1.5 as in a fraction, we need to write the given decimal number into the x/y form, where x and y are the positive integers.

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.