## Writing decimals as fractions

We can use knowledge of place value to turn decimals into fractions. We can use the names of the place value columns to help.
0.1 has 1 in the tenths column. So 0.1 = 1/100.6 has 6 in the tenths column. So 0.6 = 6/10 = 3/5 (always simplify!).We always use the smallest place value column. 0.14 could be read as "1 tenth and 4 hundredths" or "14 hundredths". We use 14 hundredths here. So 0.14 = 14/100 = 7/50 (again, simplify!).We could keep going like this, so the decimal 0.833 = 833/1000 (thousandths)... and so on. |

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