0.56 as a fraction is 56/100. It can be reduced to 28/50.
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What is a Fraction?
In mathematics, a fraction is a number that represents a part of a whole. It is written with a numerator (a top number) over a denominator (a bottom number). For example, if we have 3 pieces of candy and we want to divide them equally among ourselves, each person would get 1 piece of candy. This can be represented using the fraction . The candy can be thought of as the whole and each person would be 1/3 of that whole.
What is a Decimal?
A decimal is a number that represents a fraction. The decimal point separates the whole number part from the fractional part of the number. In the number 0.56, the “0” is the whole number and the “56” is the fractional part.
How to Convert 0.56 to a Fraction
To convert a decimal like 0.56 to a fraction, we place the decimal point (or dot) in the middle, like this:
We then count how many digits are on each side of the dot. In this case, there are two digits on the left of the dot and two digits on the right. This means that our answer will be a mixed number (or whole number and a fraction).
The next step is to make an equivalent fraction using 100 as our denominator (or bottom number). We do this by counting how many “tenths” there are in 1. In other words, we need to ask ourselves how many times can we divide 1 by 10 before we get to 0? The answer is 10:
1 ÷ 10 = 0.1
10 ÷ 10 = 1
As you can see from the division above, when we divide 1 by 10 we get 0.1 remaining. So, if we divide 100 by 10 we should get 10 remaining:
100 ÷ 10 = 10 (remainder)
How to Convert 0.56 to a Decimal
To convert 0.56 to a decimal, divide the numerator (56) by the denominator (100):
0.56 = 56 ÷ 100 = 0.56
Therefore, 0.56 as a fraction is 56/100.