Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Introduction to Decimals - Exercise Set - Page 338: 37



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. $\frac{8}{1000}=\frac{8\div8}{1000\div8}=\frac{1}{125}$ Write the whole number portion to the left of the fraction.
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