How Do I Convert .875 To A Fraction?

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Dave Lacey Profile
Dave Lacey answered
Finding out what .875 as a fraction is easy. Here's a quick explanation:
Think of as 0.875 = 875/1000
We choose 1000 because there are 3 numbers following the decimal point.
 
Look for a common divisor: 25 looks like a good place to start.

875/25 = 35
1000/25 = 40

so

875/1000 = 35/40

Can we go further?

How about dividing by 5?

35/5 = 7
40/5 = 8

so 35/40 = 7/8

How's that?
Loribeth Jarrell Profile
Think in terms of eighths: .125 is one-eighth. .250 is two eighths, .375 is three-eighths, .500 is four eighths, or one half. .625 is five eighths, .750 is six-eighths, .875 is seven eighths, 1.00 is the whole.

Adding .125 each time gives you eighth-part portions. These numbers are used frequently in mortgage rate and interest financing...
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
7/8
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Move the decimal two places two the right which will make it a percent then put it over 100 and simplify it
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
.875/100= 875/100,000 = 175/20,000 = 35/4,000 = 7/800. NOT 7/8. HOW DO YOU GET 7/8??

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