Change Decimals to Mixed Numbers

The steps for converting decimals to mixed numbers are the same as converting fraction to decimals. Follow the steps below.

            1) Do not touch the whole number, leave is as it is.

            2) Write the fraction as a decimal.

            3) Write the fraction in simplest form.

            4) Join the whole number with the simplified fraction.

Example:

            Write 2.25 as a mixed number.

Solution

1) The whole number 2 stays the same.

2) Write the fraction as a decimal

            .25 = 25/100

3) 25/100 = (25 ÷25)/(100 ÷25) = 1/4

4) Join the whole number with the simplified number.

            2 1/4

The answer is 2.25 = 2 1/4

Example

                Write 5.75 as a mixed number

Solution


1) The whole number 5 stays the same.

2) Write the fraction as a decimal.

                       .75 = 75/100

3) Find the equivalent of 75/100

                         75: 25 / 100 : 25 =3/4

The answer is 5 3/4