Common fractions and decimals
Topic Notes
In this lesson, we will learn:
 How to convert between decimals and decimal fractions (tenths and hundredths)
 How to convert between decimals and unit fractions
 How to convert between decimals and fraction halves and quarters
Notes:
 Decimals can be converted into fractions and vice versa
 Recall that place values are related to their neighbors by a factor of 10
 Decimals can be easily converted into decimal fractions
 Decimal fractions have denominators that are powers of 10
 Decimal tenths are fractions out of 10
 Ex. 0.3 = $\large \frac{3}{10}$; 3 tenths = 3 out of 10
 Decimal hundredths are fractions out of 100
 Ex. 0.22 = $\large \frac{22}{100}$; 22 hundredths = 22 out of 100
 Decimal hundredths can also be expressed as a sum of fractions, because of equivalent decimals (i.e. 0.2 = 0.20)
 0.22 = $\large \frac{22}{100}$ = $\large \frac{20}{100}$ + $\large \frac{2}{100}$ = $\large \frac{2}{10}$ + $\large \frac{2}{100}$
 Two type of common fractions have a denominator of 2 or 4








