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Q:
# What is 53.23 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 53.23 as a fraction is 5323/100
Methods
Converting 53.23 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 53.23 to a fraction is to re-write 53.23 in the form p/q where p and q both are positive integers. To start with, 53.23 can be written as simply 53.23/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 53.23, which in this case is 2. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 53.23/1 each by 10 to the power of that many digits. For instance, for 0.45, there are 2 fractional digits so we would multiply by 100; or for 0.324, since there are 3 fractional digits, we would multiply by 1000. So, in this case, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 53.23/1 each by 100:
53.23
Γ
100
1
Γ
100
=
5323
100
\frac{53.23 Γ 100}{1 Γ 100} = \frac{5323}{100}
1 Γ 100 53.23 Γ 100 β = 100 5323 β
Step 3:
Now the last step is to simplify the fraction (if possible) by finding similar factors and cancelling them out:
5323
100
=
5323
100
\frac{5323}{100} = \frac{5323}{100}
100 5323 β = 100 5323 β
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