Posted by **Diego** on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 9:19pm.

show me how to convert a decimal into a fraction in simplest form

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 9:30pm
drop the decimal place and use that resulting number as your numerator.

The denominator is a power of 10, were the exponent is the number of decimal places you had in your original number.

i.e. a 1 followed by as many zeros as you had decimal places

e.g. 0.123 = 123/1000

reduce the fraction to its lowest terms if possible

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**tchrwill**, Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 10:39am
Alternatively:

N = .123

1000N = 123

N = 123/1000

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