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Converting decimals to fractions 1 (ex 2)

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    Let's write 0.8 as a fraction.
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    So 0.8, the 8 right over here is in the tenths place.
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    It is in the tenths place.
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    So you can read this as 8 tenths (or 8/10).
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    And we can write that, literally,
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    as being equal to 8 tenths, or 8 over 10 (or 8/10).
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    And now, we've already written it as a fraction.
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    And if we want, we can simplify this down.
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    Both 8 and 10 share common factors.
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    They are both divisible by 2.
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    So let's divide both the numerator
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    and the denominator by 2.
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    We're not changing the value of the fraction,
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    because we are dividing both the numerator
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    and the denominator by the same thing.
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    8 ÷ 2 is 4.
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    10 ÷ 2 is 5.
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    And we're done.
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    0.8 is the same thing as 8 tenths (or 8/10), which is the same thing as 4 fifths (or 4/5).
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Converting decimals to fractions 1 (ex 2)
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Converting decimals to fractions 1 (ex 2)

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