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Q:
# What is 658.5 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 658.5 as a fraction is 1317/2
Methods
Converting 658.5 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 658.5 to a fraction is to re-write 658.5 in the form p/q where p and q are both positive integers. To start with, 658.5 can be written as simply 658.5/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 658.5, which in this case is 1. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 658.5/1 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 658.5/1 each by 10:
658.5
×
10
1
×
10
=
6585
10
\frac{658.5 × 10}{1 × 10} = \frac{6585}{10}
1 × 10 658.5 × 10 = 10 6585
Step 3:
Now the last step is to simplify the fraction (if possible) by finding similar factors and cancelling them out, which leads to the following answer:
6585
10
=
1317
2
\frac{6585}{10} = \frac{1317}{2}
10 6585 = 2 1317
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