# What's 1.4 as a fraction?

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Recall.... A decimal is a way of showing fractions which have their denominators as powers of 10.

The 1st decimal place shows "tenths" ie

The 2nd decimal place shows "hundredths" ie

The 3rd decimal place shows "thousandths" ie

In this case we have 1.4.

This means

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