What is 3.4 as a fraction?

What is 3.4 as a fraction?


3.4 is / as a fraction

How to convert decimals as fractions

What are 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.

Steps to convert 3.4 to fraction ?

Steps:
  • Step 1: Write down the decimal divided by 1, like this: decimal 1
  • Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom by 10 for every number after the decimal point. (For example, if there are two numbers after the decimal point, then use 100, if there are three then use 1000, etc.)
  • Step 3: Simplify (or reduce) the fraction
  • Example: Convert 3.4 to a fraction

    Step 1: Write down 3.4 divided by 1:

    3.4 1

    Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom by 10 (because there are 1 digits after the decimal point so that is 10:
    × 10
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    3.4 1 = 10
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    × 10

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

    Step 3: Simplify the Fraction:
    × 10
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    10 =
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    Answer =

    Note: /10 is called a decimal fraction and / is called a common fraction !

    How to read a 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.

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