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Q:
# What is 32.17 as a fraction?

Accepted Solution

A:

Solution: 32.17 as a fraction is 3217/100
Methods
Converting 32.17 to a fraction, Step-by-Step
Step 1:
The first step to converting 32.17 to a fraction is to re-write 32.17 in the form p/q where p and q are both positive integers. To start with, 32.17 can be written as simply 32.17/1 to technically be written as a fraction.
Step 2:
Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 32.17, which in this case is 2. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 32.17/1 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 32.17/1 each by 100:
32.17
Γ
100
1
Γ
100
=
3217
100
\frac{32.17 Γ 100}{1 Γ 100} = \frac{3217}{100}
1 Γ 100 32.17 Γ 100 β = 100 3217 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:
3217
100
=
3217
100
\frac{3217}{100} = \frac{3217}{100}
100 3217 β = 100 3217 β
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