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How To Change 17.75 As A Fraction Or Mixed Number In Simplest Form?

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Use the place value of the numbers to write the (unreduced) improper fraction as
  1775/100
Then, reduce it by taking out a factor of 25 from numerator and denominator.
  1775/100 = (71*25)/(4*25) = (71/4)*(25/25) = (71/4)*1 = 71/4 This improper fraction can be converted to a mixed number. You already know that the integer part will be 17.
  71/4 = (68 + 3)/4 = 68/4 + 3/4 = 17 3/4
The shortest, easiest way to get to a mixed number is to recognized that 0.75 = 3/4. That means 17.75 = 17 3/4.

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