To express a decimal number as a fraction, there are certain rules you have to follow. So, to convert a decimal to a fraction, place the decimal number over its place value. For example, in 0.3, the three is in the tenths place, so we place 3 over 10 to create the equivalent fraction, 3/10.
Furthermore, in 0.45, the 45 is in the hundredth place, so we place 45 over 100 to create the equivalent fraction, 45/100. So, this rule is what we are going to use to express .373 as a fraction.
.375 as a faction
The 375 is in the thousandths place, so we place 375 over 1000 to create the equivalent fraction, 375/1000.
Therefore, 0.375 as a fraction is 375/1000. However, we will not stop here since it can be further simply to its lowest term.
.375 as a fraction in simplest form
.375 = 375/1000. Now to express in simplest form, we will look for a number that can divide both the numerator and denominator without given a remainder. In this case, 125 will be the number
375/125 = 3
1000/125 = 8
Therefore, .375 as a fraction in simplest form is 3 over 8, 3/8.
.375 as a Percentage
This is also easy to solve. You can do it in two ways
- Multiply the decimal by 100
- Multiply the fraction by 100
For the first one, .375 * 100 = 37.5%
For the second one, .375 = 3/8 *100 = 75/2 = 371/2 %.