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Q:
# What is 98.51 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 98.51 as a fraction is 9851/100
Methods
Converting 98.51 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 98.51 to a fraction is to re-write 98.51 in the form p/q where p and q both are positive integers. To start with, 98.51 can be written as simply 98.51/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 98.51, which in this case is 2. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 98.51/1 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 98.51/1 each by 100:
98.51
Γ
100
1
Γ
100
=
9851
100
\frac{98.51 Γ 100}{1 Γ 100} = \frac{9851}{100}
1 Γ 100 98.51 Γ 100 β = 100 9851 β
Step 3:
Now the last step is to simplify the fraction (if possible) by finding similar factors and cancelling them out:
9851
100
=
9851
100
\frac{9851}{100} = \frac{9851}{100}
100 9851 β = 100 9851 β
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