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EFinley
EFinley asks:
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What is the decimal equivalent to 3.4600

In Topics: Helping my child with math
> 60 days ago

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bob
bob , Parent writes:
I'm afraid this question sounds a little backwards.  Except for a couple of unneeded zeros at the end, your number is already in decimal form.  The term "decimal equivalent" in my experience refers to the decimal form of a fraction.  For example, if you have a 1/4" (quarter inch) drill bit, the decimal equivalent is 0.25 inches.

3.4600 is the same as 3.46
is the same as 3 46/100
is the same as 3 23/50

Since 23 is a prime number, the fraction 23/50 cannot be further reduced.  If you are willing to take it out of reduced form,

3 23/50 is the same as 173/50 as a fraction.

What is the decimal equivalent of 173/50?  3.46
> 60 days ago

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