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Q:
# What is 5.006 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 5.006 as a fraction is 2503/500
Methods
Converting 5.006 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 5.006 to a fraction is to re-write 5.006 in the form p/q where p and q are both positive integers. To start with, 5.006 can be written as simply 5.006/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 5.006, which in this case is 3. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 5.006/1 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 5.006/1 each by 1000:
5.006
Γ
1000
1
Γ
1000
=
5006
1000
\frac{5.006 Γ 1000}{1 Γ 1000} = \frac{5006}{1000}
1 Γ 1000 5.006 Γ 1000 β = 1000 5006 β
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:
5006
1000
=
2503
500
\frac{5006}{1000} = \frac{2503}{500}
1000 5006 β = 500 2503 β
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