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Q:
# What is 580.3 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 580.3 as a fraction is 5803/10
Methods
Converting 580.3 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 580.3 to a fraction is to re-write 580.3 in the form p/q where p and q are both positive integers. To start with, 580.3 can be written as simply 580.3/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 580.3, which in this case is 1. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 580.3/1 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 580.3/1 each by 10:
580.3
Γ
10
1
Γ
10
=
5803
10
\frac{580.3 Γ 10}{1 Γ 10} = \frac{5803}{10}
1 Γ 10 580.3 Γ 10 β = 10 5803 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:
5803
10
=
5803
10
\frac{5803}{10} = \frac{5803}{10}
10 5803 β = 10 5803 β
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