How to convert a decimal to a fraction?
Fractions and decimals are two ways to represent the same numbers. A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and fractional part is separated by a decimal point. A fraction is represented as a numerical value that is defined as a part of a whole.
Answer: The process to convert a decimal to a fraction is given below.
The conversion of decimal to a fraction is a 2-step process.
To convert a decimal number into a fraction, we use the following steps:
- We write the given decimal number as the numerator and place 1 in the denominator right below the decimal point followed by the number of zeros required accordingly.
- Then, this fraction can be simplified.
For example, let us convert 0.15 to a fraction. In this case, 0.15 has two numbers after the decimal, so, we place 100 in the denominator and remove the decimal point.
After reducing this fraction we get,
⇒ (15 ÷ 5) / (100 ÷ 5) = 3/20
Therefore, 0.15 is written as 3/20 in the form of a fraction.