### Reading and Writing Decimal Fractions

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Every decimal number has two parts, a whole/integral part and a decimal part. Dot (.) called decimal point separates the integral and decimal part.

__Example:__43.678 is a decimal fraction and can be represented asPlacing the above decimal fraction in Decimal Place Value Chart

__The above number read as__- Forty three point six seven eight

Or.

- Forty three and six hundred seventy eight thousandth

**Writing a Fraction as Decimal**Fractions with denominators 10, 100 and 1000 can be easily written as decimal fractions.

__Example1:__8/10Write the number 8 with decimal point 1 space from right as 10 has 1 zero.

So, 8/10 = 0.8

**Note:**Place a zero to the right of decimal point, if there is no whole part in the given number to make decimal point distinctly visible.__Example2:__8/100Write the number 8 with decimal point 2 space from right as 100 have 2 zero.

So, 8/100 = 0.08

__Example3:__15/100Write the number 15 with decimal point 2 space from right as 100 have 2 zero.

So, 15/100 = 0.15

__Example4:__545/1000Write the number 545 with decimal point 3 space from right as 1000 have 3 zero.

So, 545/1000 = 0.545

**Writing a Decimal Fraction as Common Fraction****Step 1:**Write the number given in the decimal fraction without decimal point as numerator.**Step 2:**Write the denominator with 1.**Step 3:**Add number of zeroes equal to the number of digits after the decimal point on the right side of 1.__Example 1:__Write 0.105 as a fraction.Write the number given in the decimal fraction without decimal point as numerator.

105

Write the denominator with 1.

105/1

Add number of zeroes equal to the number of digits after the decimal point on the right side of 1.

105/1000

__Example 2:__Write 12.57 as a fraction.Write the number given in the decimal fraction without decimal point as numerator.

1257

Write the denominator with 1.

1257/1

Add number of zeroes equal to the number of digits after the decimal point on the right side of 1.

1257/100

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