Changing Terminating Decimals to Fractions

To change terminating decimals to fractions, simply remember that all numbers to the right of the decimal point are fractions with denominators of only 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, and so on. Next, use the technique of read it,write it, and reduce it (that is, simplify).

Change the following to fractions in lowest terms.

0.8

0.09

Read it: 0.8 (eight tenths)

Write it: equation

Simplify it: equation

Read it: 0.09 (nine hundredths)

Write it: equation

Simplify it: equation can't be simplified.