# math. HOW DO I CONVERT A DECIMAL TO A FRACTION

posted by
**sarah**
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how do i convert a decimal to fraction in SIMPLEST FORM?

a) -2.756

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Write out the 0.756 as 756/1000, then reduce it to lower terms if you can. Since both numerator and denominator are evenly divisible by 4, 756/1000 can be reduced to 189/250.

The mixed number becomes

-2 189/250 or -689/250

I agree with drwls.

Write the decimal above the fraction line and put a 1 underneath with however many 0s there are as numbers. Then simplify. Plus i agree with drwls. :)

By doing it.

.5=

5/10

1/2

.75=

75/100

3/4