# Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Introduction to Decimals - Exercise Set - Page 338: 36

$-\frac{3}{125}$

#### Work Step by Step

To convert a decimal to a fraction, place the decimal value in the numerator. Set the denominator to a multiple of ten, corresponding to the rightmost place value, in the case thousandths. Simplify by dividing the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor. $-\frac{24}{1000}=-\frac{24\div8}{1000\div8}=-\frac{3}{125}$

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