In our previous post we talked about converting a fraction in to a decimal. Well, in this post, our topic is reversed! We will learn how to convert a decimal in to a fraction.
Now before we start, it is important for you to know your place values in decimal places.
Remember that the place value after the decimal place is always starting from the tenths and goes into the hundredths, thousandths, etc.
Decimals to Fraction Conversion
Let's say that we have the decimal number of .14. In order to convert this into a fraction, you first need to see the last digit after the decimal point.
4 is in the hundredths place.
Next, rewrite your decimal as a fraction with a denominator of 100.
Now, ask yourself, how many hundredths are there?
Since out number is .14, there are 14 hundredths.
It is important to reduce your fraction: 14/100 simplified is 7/50
That means that the fraction for the decimal number .14 equals 7/50.