# How do you change 0.2 into a fraction?

##### 2 Answers

0.2 written as a fraction is

#### Explanation:

When changing a decimal to a fraction, think of the decimal "out of 1." In mathematical terms, "out of" generally suggests division.

For example on this question, think of 0.2 as 0.2 out of 1, which would be shown as

To more easily simplify this, multiply both the top and bottom by 10:

You are able to do this because

Then you get

So the final answer is

See below:

#### Explanation:

The way it is read essentially gives away the answer.

"Two tenths", which means the fraction is out of

This can be interpreted as

Another method is to realize that we can express any number as a fraction if we put it over

Since decimals aren't generally in fractions, we can multiply the top and bottom by

Hope this helps!