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From: wendy

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008010413:23:46
Subject: Re: converting decimals to fractions what is the easiest way to do them.

The decimal becomes the numerator. (top number) Then name the place where the last digit falls and that becomes the denominator. It could be tenths, hundredths, thousandths, etc. Your child will need to know the place values but that should be easy to memorize. I always relate decimals to money amounts to make it easier. They will also have to simplify. For example-- .13 The number 13 goes on top and the three is in the hundredths place so put 13 over 100. Simplify if possible.

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