## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 4 - Decimals - 4.1 Reading and Writing Decimal Numbers - 4.1 Exercises: 33

#### Answer

$5\frac{1}{500}$

#### Work Step by Step

We are given the number 5.002 and are asked to convert it into a fraction in simplest terms. The numerator will be the digits to the right of the decimal point, or 2. The denominator will be 1000, because the rightmost digit of the decimal is in the thousandths place. The whole number portion will stay the same. $5.002=5\frac{2}{1000}$ Simplify. $5\frac{2}{1000}=5\frac{2\div2}{1000\div2}=5\frac{1}{500}$

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