Relating Decimals to Fractions
Fractions and Decimals: Learn
Decimals are a type of fractional number. Decimal fractions always have a denominator based on a power of 10. For examples, the decimal 0.7 is equivalent to 7/10, and the decimal 0.79 is equivalent to the decimal 79/100.
Sometimes the fraction gets simplified based on equivalent fractions. We know that 5/10 is equivalent to 1/2 since 1/2 times 5/5 is 5/10. Therefore, the decimal 0.5 is equivalent to 1/2 or 2/4, etc.
Some common Equivalent Decimals and Fractions:
0.1 and
1
10
0.2 and 1
5
0.3 and 3
10

0.25 and
1
4
0.50 or 0.5 and 1
2
0.75 and 3
4

1.0 and 1
1
2
2

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