# How to make -2.006 into a fraction and simplified fraction?

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Feb 7, 2018

$- 2.006 = - 2 \frac{6}{1000} = - 2 \frac{3}{500}$

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Decimals can be written as fractions with powers of $10$ for the denominators;

$- 2.006 = - 2 \frac{6}{1000} \text{ } \leftarrow 3$ decimal places shows thousandths

Simplify by dividing top and bottom by $3 \rightarrow$: $- 2 \frac{3}{500}$

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