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**ODB****Guest**

Hello,

I am working on Beestar worksheets for 4th grade, "Coverting Decimals to Fractions #2."

There is a problem that I am stuck on and I have no idea how they arrived at the answer on the answer sheet.

The problem is .428571

I followed the instructions on MIF and ended up with 428571/1000000 which I could not reduce any further.

The answer according to Beestar is 3/7 which I know is right since I divided it and got back to the original number

My problem is that I don't know how to get 3/7.

I hope this is clear. Can someone help me understand?

Thank you.

**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi,

Welcome to the forum!

... is a recurring decimal, on the other hand, 0.428571 is a terminating decimal.0.428571 is a little lesser than

,The values being

..Please see Fractions/Decimals.

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