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# Convert Decimals

to Fractions

students can explain their process.Compare the size of irrational number. and approximate them with rational numbers.For all items listed as a 2. . .Focus 4 .0 and above and beyond what was taught in class. . Students will know the subset of real numbers.Know that all numbers have a decimal expansion. and approximate them with rational numbers.Locate approximately irrational numbers on a number line. .Approximate the square root of a number to the hundredth & explain the process. .     Students will know that there are numbers that are not rational. .Make connection with other content areas.Learning Goal #1: Students will know that there are numbers that are not rational.   With help from the teacher.Convert a decimal expansion that repeats into a fraction. students may: -Make connection with other concepts in math. Even with help. students have no success with the unit content. 3 2 1 0 4 In addition to level 3. . . I have partial success with level 2 and 3.

Place Value Review Tens Ones . 7456 . Tenths Hundredths Thousandths Ten Thousandths 15 .

5 = ½ 0.5 the “5” is in the tenths place so the denominator will be “10.” • The numerator will be 125.What I already know… 0.75 the last digit is in the hundredths place so the denominator will be “100. So the fraction is 75/100 which reduces to ¾. So the fraction is 125/1000 which reduces to 1 /8. • In the decimal 0. • In the decimal 0.125 = 1/8 Use the place value of the last digit to determine the denominator.” • The numerator will be 75.75 = ¾ 0. Drop the decimal and use that number as the numerator.125 the last digit is in the thousandths place so the denominator will be “1000. • In the decimal 0. .” • The numerator will be 5. So the fraction is 5/10 which reduces to ½.

Always REDUCE your fractions! .

795 1. 4/10 2.86 1. 1. Reduces to 159 /200 . 795/1000 2. 0. Reduces to 1 43 /50 3.Convert the following terminating decimals to fractions.4 1. 1. 1 and 86/100 2. Reduces to 2/5 2. 0.

What about nonterminating decimals? • How do you convert 0. • However. .to a fraction? • We are told that repeating decimals are rational numbers.1111111111…. to be a rational number it must be able to be written as a fraction of a/b.

Steps to change a nonterminating decimal to a fraction:  Convert 0. if possible.  This means that the fraction 1/9 is equal to 0.111111…  With your calculator. divide 1 by 9.111111111… to a fraction  How many digits are repeating?  1 digit repeats  Place the repeating digit over that many 9s.  1 /9  Reduce. What do you get? .

Try the steps again:  Convert 0.  How may digits are repeating?  3 digits repeat.  /999 135  Reduce if possible.135135135…  With your calculator. divide 135 by 999. What do you get? . What do you get?  Divide 5 by 37.135135135… to a fraction.  This means that the fraction 135/999 which reduces to 5/37 is equal to 0.  Place the repeating digits over that many 9s.

What do you get?  Divide 26 by 33.One more time together:  Convert 4.  78 /99  Reduce if possible. divide 78 by 99.7878…  With your calculator.  This means that the fraction 4 78/99 reduces to 4 26/33 is equal to 4.  2 digits repeat. What do you get? .  Divide the numerator and denominator by 3.  How many digits are repeating.78787878… to a fraction.  Place the repeating digits over that many 9s.

36363636… 1. 154 /99 = 1 /99 54 3.4444444… 1. 1. Change the following repeating decimals to fractions. /99 = 4/11 36 .54545454….Your turn. 4/9 2. 1. 1. 0. 0.