**Decimals and fractions can be considered different**
**forms of the same thing. For example:**

**
1) 0.5 = 1/2**

**Both decimals and fractions are considered fractions.**
**One is called decimal fractions and the other is**
**ratio fractions.**

**CONVERTING FROM ONE TO THE OTHER**

** 7/8 = 0.875 You change ratio fractions to decimal **
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fractions by dividing the numerator by the**
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denominator. Use your calculator and**
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divide 7 by 8.**
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To change a decimal fraction to a ratio**
**
fraction look at the last digit to the right of**
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the decimal point. Determine what place**
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that digit is in and place the digits to the right of**
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the decimal point (without the decimal point)**
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in the numerator. The denominator will be the**
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number which represents the place that the**
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last number to the right of the decimal point**
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is located. For example in the above problem**
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0.875 the 5 is located in the thousandths**
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place. Hence 0.875 changed to a ratio fraction**
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will be 875/1000. This will reduce to 7/8.**
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