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Countdown to Exams - Day 30 - Converting recurring decimals

Countdown to Exams - Day 30 - Converting recurring decimals

For day 30 we are looking at the more complex topic of turning a recurring decimal into a fraction. Here we take a look at converting simple recurring decimals into fractions with denominators of 9/99/999 etc. We then extend onto more complex recurring decimals. The best approach to these questions is to take an algebraic approach and multiply the decimal to get yourself into a position where the recurring element can be eliminated.

Important to remember that a recurring decimal is a decimal number that will have a pattern of number/s repeating infinitely. The whole point of converting the recurring decimal into a fraction is so that it is easier to calculate with.

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Countdown to Exams - Day 29 - Converting Fraction to Decimal

Countdown to Exams - Day 29 - Converting Fraction to Decimal

On day 29 we are taking a closer look at Converting fractions to decimals. Having a look at the table, there are some simple fraction to decimal conversions you should know. For more complex fractions, there are two methods to consider; the first is using a division method and the other is using an equivalent fraction method.

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Countdown to Exams - Day 28 - Converting Decimals to Fractions

Countdown to Exams - Day 28 - Converting Decimals to Fractions

On day 28 we are taking a closer look at Converting decimals to fractions. Having a look at the table, there are some simple decimal to fraction conversions you should know. If in doubt, use place value to place your number over 10/100/1000 etc. and then look to simplify your answer.

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