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Q:
# What is 287.9 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 287.9 as a fraction is 2879/10
Methods
Converting 287.9 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 287.9 to a fraction is to re-write 287.9 in the form p/q where p and q are both positive integers. To start with, 287.9 can be written as simply 287.9/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 287.9, which in this case is 1. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 287.9/1 each by 10 to the power of that many digits. For instance, for 0.45, there are 2 fractional digits so we would multiply by 100; or for 0.324, since there are 3 fractional digits, we would multiply by 1000. So, in this case, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 287.9/1 each by 10:
287.9
×
10
1
×
10
=
2879
10
\frac{287.9 × 10}{1 × 10} = \frac{2879}{10}
1 × 10 287.9 × 10 = 10 2879
Step 3:
Now the last step is to simplify the fraction (if possible) by finding similar factors and cancelling them out, which leads to the following answer:
2879
10
=
2879
10
\frac{2879}{10} = \frac{2879}{10}
10 2879 = 10 2879
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