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# 3.238 as a Fraction

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1619/500
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We have already answered the question for the cases decimal fraction and in simplest form.

3.238 has 3 decimal places, so we put the decimal digits of 3.238, 238, over 1 followed by the number of zeroes equal to the number of decimal places, 3: 238 = 238/1000. We add 3 as 3000/1000 and get:

3.238 as decimal fraction = 3238/1000

3238 is the nominator and 1000 is the denominator.

We now check if the decimal fraction is already in the lowest terms by finding the greatest common factor of 3238 and 1000, know as gcf of 3238 and 1000.

The gcf(3238,1000) is 2, so we can conclude that 3238/1000 is not 3.238 as a fraction in simplest form. To obtain 3.238 as a fraction in simplest form we have to divide both, the nominator as well as denominator, by the gcf(3238,1000):

3238/1000 = = =

We write it as 1619/500.
3.238 as a fraction in its lowest terms is 1619/500

## What is 3.238 as a Fraction?

We have already answered the question for the cases decimal fraction and in simplest form.

Yet, by multiplying the denominator and the nominator of 3.238 as a fraction in simplest form with all integers distinct from zero and one we can generate an infinite amount of fractions equivalent to 1619/500, but not in lowest terms:

1619/500 = .

For example, with n = 2 we obtain 3238/1000 and with n = -3 we get 4857/1500:
3238/1000 = 4857/1500 = 1619/500.

We can thus conclude that the question under consideration does not have a single answer, but an indefinite amount of possibilities.

## 3.238 Repeating as a Fraction

To find out what is 3.238… as a fraction, identify the repeating sequence or pattern, known as reptend or repetend of 3.238 recurring.

The infinitely-repeated digit sequence of 3.238… can be indicated by three periods. For example, 3.23888… as a fraction (repeating 8, the last digit) = 3 43/180.

Alternatively, a vinculum, that is a horizontal line, can be drawn above the repetend of the fraction of 3.238. In addition, one can sometimes see the period enclosed in parentheses ().

Here, we use the overlined notation to denote 3.238 repeating as a fraction:

3.238 =3 43/180
3.238 =3 118/495
3.238 =3 238/999

These results for 3.238 repeating as a fraction are approximations and limited to three digits fractions. For different periods, higher precision and more results use the calculator below.

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## FAQs

3238/1000

1619/500

### What is 3238/1000 as a number?

3.238

This brings us the end of our article.

## Summary

We are left with classifying 3.238 as rational number because in can be written as 3238/1000; 3238 and 1000 are integers.

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