0.178 is / as a fraction

Word “fraction” is derived from the Latin word fractus. It simply means how many parts of a whole we have. A fraction consists of a numerator, a slash and denominator. For example in the fraction 3/4, 3 is the numerator and 4 is the denominator.

\frac{0.178}{1}

× 1000 | ||

\frac{0.178}{1} | = | \frac{}{1000} |

× 1000 |

(Do you see how it turns the top number into a whole number?)

× 1000 | ||

\frac{}{1000} | = | \frac{}{} |

Note: /1000
is called a **decimal fraction** and
/
is called a **common fraction !**

The simplest way to read fractions is to simply read them as numerator over denominator. Example, fraction 5/8 can be read as five over eight.

Lets say in a school of students, there are boys and remaining are girls. We can then simply say the the fraction of boys in this school are / and ratio of boys to total students is 0.178