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#1 2018-12-19 12:39:14


Converting decimal to fraction


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.

#2 2018-12-19 14:57:39

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 28,194

Re: Converting decimal to fraction


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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