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# How would you convert 0.57 to a fraction?

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Jillian Smith

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0.57 has two digits after the decimal place, so you put it over a 1 with two 0s i.e. over 100

So 0.57 = 57/100

As 57 and 100 do not share any factors, this cannot be further simplified so 57/100 is the final answer

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In order to convert 0.57 to a fraction, we first need to make sure we understand what a fraction is, and how it is represented.

A fraction is defined as one part of a whole and can be any quantity. It is made up of a numerator and a denominator.

The denominator is the number of total parts in a whole. To figure this out, we can refer to the number of decimal places in 0.57.

In the number 0.57. the number 5 represents the tenths, and the number 7 represents the hundredths. As the last number signifies that we are working with the hundredths place value, which is represented with 2 decimal places, we can confidently say that the correct denominator will be 100.

Then, to figure out the numerator, we simply place the relevant decimal places over the place value: in this case, the answer would be 57/100.

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Hello! Great question! To record this as a decimal and numerator would look like this - 57/100. Hope that helps!

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Nithyashree Balakrishnan

57 fraction sign then 100 over the 57 so it would look like 57/100

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Kavita Ujjal

Write 0.57 as 0.571

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