What is 0.342 as a fraction?

0.342 as a fraction in simplest form is written as 171/500

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Calculate 0.342 as a fraction

To convert 0.342 into a fraction, here are the steps.

Any number can be written as a fraction by using 1 as the denominator. So, we converted 0.375 into a fraction with a denominator of 1.

0.342 =
0.342/1

Then, we removed the decimal part from the numerator to make it a whole number. Since 0.375 has 3 digits after the decimal point, we need to multiply both the numerator and the denominator by 1000.

0.342 × 1000/1 × 1000
=
342/1000

The next step is to make this fraction simpler because the biggest common factor (BCF) of 342 and 1000 is 2. So, to simplify the fraction, we have to divide both the top and bottom numbers by 2.

342 ÷ 2/1000 ÷ 2
=
171/500

That's it! The simplest form of 0.342 as a fraction is 171/500.

See Also: 171/500 as a decimal

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