Fractions And Equivalent Decimals


Fraction is actually represented in form of numerator and denominator as their ratio. If we say that there is two numbers such as 5 and 6 in form of a ratio such as 5 / 6, then this form of representation is called as fraction. In general, fraction has following form, M / N, where 'M' is numerator and 'N' is indicating the denominator. Numerator ‘M’ is expressing ‘M’ similar (equal) parts and the denominator ‘N’ shows the ‘N’ parts of a whole. For instance, if there are total hundred cents and they have to be divided into five people to find part or share of each person. Thus part of each person is called as fraction and is given by 100 / 5. This expression is called as fraction. Shortly, when a number is broken into several parts then each of the part will behave as fraction. Fractions can also be expressed by decimals. For instance, 17 / 4 can also be written as 4.25.

Let’s see how we can obtain fractions and equivalent decimals.
This can be understood by following example. Fraction (47 / 5) * (30 / 10) has to be represented in decimals. Then first solve given expression as shown below:
(47 / 5) * (30 / 10) = (47 / 5) * (3 / 1) = (47 * 3) / (5 * 1) = 141 / 5,
To represent above result in decimals, we have to divide 141 by 5 and finally solution in decimal will be:
(47 / 5) * (30 / 10) = 2.81.

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Identifying Equivalent Decimals and Fractions

Decimal numbers can be converted to fractions. Fraction numbers consist of numerator and denominator. We will write a fraction number as p / q. Here 'p' is numerator and 'q' is denominator. Let us see methods for identifying equivalent decimals and fractions.

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