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Copy of DIY Maths: Converting decimals to fractions

CONVERTING DECIMALS TO FRACTIONS

In this module, you can study learn how to convert a decimal number to a fraction.

 

The video above shows you the idea behind converting decimals to fractions.

 

The video above shows you how to convert a decimal number with one repeating digit (such as 0.777...) to a fraction. Sal Khan uses a little algebra to explain the conversion.

The video above shows you how to convert a decimal number with more than one repeating digit (such as 0.841841841...) to a fraction. Sal Khan uses a little algebra to explain the conversion.

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Decimals and fractions are used to represent the same number.  For example, 0.5 is the same number as 1/2.

Many times, if you can simply read a decimal number aloud, you can convert it to a fraction.  For example, when you read "0.3", you say "three tenths".  "Three tenths" can be written as the fraction "3/10".  


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