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Q:
# What is 50.9 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 50.9 as a fraction is 509/10
Methods
Converting 50.9 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 50.9 to a fraction is to re-write 50.9 in the form p/q where p and q both are positive integers. To start with, 50.9 can be written as simply 50.9/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 50.9, which in this case is 1. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 50.9/1 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 50.9/1 each by 10:
50.9
Γ
10
1
Γ
10
=
509
10
\frac{50.9 Γ 10}{1 Γ 10} = \frac{509}{10}
1 Γ 10 50.9 Γ 10 β = 10 509 β
Step 3:
Now the last step is to simplify the fraction (if possible) by finding similar factors and cancelling them out:
509
10
=
509
10
\frac{509}{10} = \frac{509}{10}
10 509 β = 10 509 β
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