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Q:
# What is 10.50 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 10.50 as a fraction is 21/2
Methods
Converting 10.50 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 10.50 to a fraction is to re-write 10.50 in the form p/q where p and q both are positive integers. To start with, 10.50 can be written as simply 10.50/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 10.50, which in this case is 2. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 10.50/1 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 10.50/1 each by 100:
10.50
Γ
100
1
Γ
100
=
1050
100
\frac{10.50 Γ 100}{1 Γ 100} = \frac{1050}{100}
1 Γ 100 10.50 Γ 100 β = 100 1050 β
Step 3:
Now the last step is to simplify the fraction (if possible) by finding similar factors and cancelling them out:
1050
100
=
21
2
\frac{1050}{100} = \frac{21}{2}
100 1050 β = 2 21 β
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