# in form of fraction

• Nov 6th 2009, 07:24 AM
andyboy179
in form of fraction
this is my question,
write in form of fraction, simplest form.

ignore the ?'s, i need them there for the dots to stay above the numbers

? . .
0.35

is this it?
? . . ?????????? . .
0.35 x 100= 35.35
? . . ?????? . .
0.35 x 1= 0.35

35.35 - 0.35= 35

35 x 99= 35 = 35 over 99, can't remember how to put it as a fraction

would this be right??
• Nov 6th 2009, 07:27 AM
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyboy179
this is my question,
write in form of fraction, simplest form.
? . .
0.35

is this it?
? . . . .
0.35 x 100= 35.35
? . . . .
0.35 x 1= 0.35

35.35 - 0.35= 35

35 x 99= 35 = 35 over 99, can't remember how to put it as a fraction

would this be right??

HI

oops , i miss the 2 dots above . This is a recurring decimal , ie 0.353535353535...

let x=0.3535353535... ---- 1

100x=35.35353535... ------ 2

2-1 99x=35

x=35/99

This cant be simplified further .
• Nov 6th 2009, 07:34 AM
andyboy179
i don't understand! can i simplify this down, 35 over 99?
• Nov 6th 2009, 07:40 AM
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyboy179
i don't understand! can i simplify this down, 35 over 99?

Hi Andy , i just edited my post .
• Nov 6th 2009, 07:41 AM
andyboy179
so what i did in my original post is correct? what would it 35/99 simplify down to?
• Nov 6th 2009, 07:48 AM
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyboy179
so what i did in my original post is correct? what would it 35/99 simplify down to?

you are correct . 35/99 CANNOT be simplified further.
• Nov 6th 2009, 07:51 AM
andyboy179
Quote:

Originally Posted by mathaddict
you are correct . 35/99 CANNOT be simplified further.