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0.9 as a fraction

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How to count 0.9 as a fraction?

Near 3 minutes to complete
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Identify Decimal Place

Here's 0.9. '9' is in the tenths spot. It's key to note this.

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Write as a Fraction

Next, write 0.9 as 9/10. That's your fraction.

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Simplify Fraction

Try to simplify, 9/10. But you'll see, it's already in its simplest form.

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Confirm Result

Check your work. Turn 9/10 back into a decimal. If you get 0.9, well done!

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Try with Other Decimals

Practice makes perfect. Try with other decimals to get the hang of it.

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Decimals and Fractions

Decimals and fractions are buddies. They both tell us about parts of a whole. We're dealing with 0.9 here. It's less than 1, but more than 0. In the world of fractions, how can we write it? That's our focus.

Setting the Stage

To start, note that 0.9 is a simple decimal. When we write it as a fraction, we look at the place value. The '9' is in the tenths place.

Straight Conversion

Write 0.9 as 9/10. We write '9' as the numerator and '10' as the denominator. That's because '9' is in the tenths place.

Simplifying the Fraction

For 9/10, there's no simpler form. It's already in its simplest form! But if there were common factors (except 1), we could simplify.

Verifying the Result

Turn 9/10 back into a decimal. The result should be 0.9. If it is, you got it right!

Examples

Consider 0.8. This converts to 8/10, which simplifies to 4/5. Or think about 0.5. This becomes 5/10, then simplifies to 1/2.

Summary

We learned how to write 0.9 as a fraction. The key is to look at the decimal place value. For 0.9, that's the tenths place. So, 0.9 is 9/10 as a fraction. It's a simple method, but it's crucial in math.
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