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Conversions are a very easy yet important topic of mathematics. People are often scared to solve the questions of conversions, but the truth is that they are very easy to solve, especially conversion of a decimal number into fraction. So if you also want to find out how to calculate and get the value of any given decimal number in the form of fraction, then as you scroll down this article, you will get all the details and information of the methods and the steps to find that.

Now, we will try to understand this process of conversion by considering an example. So let us consider finding the value of .1875 as a fraction. For this, you just need to follow a few simple steps that are mentioned below and then you will get the final answer.

  1. First you have to write 0.875 in the form of a simple fraction ie. 0.1875/1.
  2. Now, you need to multiply both the numerator and the denominator of this above written simple fraction by 10 for every number which is present after the decimal point. As here it's three, so we will write it as- 0.1875*1000/1*1000 which will give us 1875/1000.
  3. After getting this 1875/1000, we just need to reduce this obtained fraction by dividing it by its multiples or common factor.
  4. And so after dividing, 1875/1000 will come out to be 3/16.

And thus on solving further, the final value that we get on converting .1875 as a fraction is 3/16.

Now as you know how to convert and find the value of any given number in fraction with the help of the example explained above, it is also very important for you to understand what exactly is a fraction, what are its different types and more things about it. So keep reading to find out all this information.

What exactly is a Fraction?

In mathematics, Fraction is defined as a method or a way which is used to represent a portion of a whole thing or it represents the equal parts of a whole. A fraction basically consists of two parts. These parts are called numerator and denominator. The number which is above is called the numerator whereas the number that is below is called the denominator. The numerator defines the number of equal parts that are taken whereas the denominator defines the total number of parts in a whole.

For example- There is a fraction 50/100. Now, in this 50 is the numerator and denominator is 100 as 50 is a part of 100 and it is 1/2th part of it. Another could be the above solved .1875 as a fraction which gives us 3/16. Now similarly here also, 3 is the numerator and 16 is the denominator.

If we also try to understand the concept of fraction by some real-life examples, then we consider there is a pizza which is divided equally into 4 parts. So now each part of it will be represented as 1/4th of the whole pizza and here 1 and 4 is the numerator and the denominator respectively.

What are the different types of Fraction?

Depending on various properties, there are in total six types of fractions which are named as:

  1. Proper Fractions
  2. Improper Fractions
  3. Like Fractions
  4. Mixed Fractions
  5. Equivalent Fractions
  6. Unlike Fractions

The first three types of fraction are defined for just a single fraction and on the other hand the rest of the three fractions determines the comparison between two or more fractions.


As now you know how you can convert any decimal number into a fraction, what exactly a fraction is and what are its different types, we can just conclude with the fact that the final value that we get on converting .1875 as a fraction is 3/16. There is actually no rocket science in solving these and it is very easy to calculate and find the fraction of any given decimal number by simply following the process that is mentioned above.