# How do you write 0.4 as a fraction?

May 8, 2018

$0.4 = \frac{4}{10} = \frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

The first decimal place after the point represents the place holder 'tenths'.

$0.4 = \frac{4}{10}$

This can simplify to $\frac{2}{5}$

May 8, 2018

$\frac{4}{10}$ or $\frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

Dividing $4$ by $10$ (or $2$ by $5$) will yield $0.4$, meaning that all you have to do is write out the division problem as a fraction, like this.

$\frac{4}{10}$

Simplifying this fraction by dividing both the numerator and denominator by $2$ will yield the fraction $\frac{2}{5}$, which also equals $0.4$.