# Lesson 2- Writing Decimals as Fractions

Objective:

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to write decimals as fractions.

Decimals can be written as fractions by using an approach similar to the knowledge used when changing fractions to decimals.

Example 1

Write the following decimals as fractions.

a) 0.7                    (b) 0.53            (c)  0.739

Solution Example 2

Change to fractions:

(a)3.5          (b) 7.45        (c)   18.097

Solution  NB: Always reduce fractions to their lowest (simplest) term when writing decimals as fractions.

Unit 10 Lesson 2: Exercise 1

Write the following decimals as fractions and express them in their simplest form.

1. 0.4
2. 0.55
3. 265
4. 0.315
5. 0034
6. 0.12
7. 0068
8.  0.075
9. 805
10. 0.95

1. 2/5     2. 11/20

3. 53/200     4. 63/200

5. 17/5000     6. 3/25

7. 17/250     8. 13/200

9. 161/200      10. 19/20

Unit 10 Lesson 2: Exercise 2

Express these decimals as fractions.

1. 48
2. 16.5
3. 7653
4. 0.0329
5. 0703
6. 4.1097
7. 012
8. 78.23
9. 39
10. 0.0003 error: Content is protected !!