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# 5.6 as a Fraction

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Decimal:
Fraction:
28/5

## How to Convert 5.6 to Decimal?

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5.6 has 1 decimal place, so we put the decimal digit of 5.6, 6, over 1 followed by the number of zeroes equal to the number of decimal places, 1: 6 = 6/10. We add 5 as 50/10 and get:

5.6 as decimal fraction = 56/10

56 is the nominator and 10 is the denominator.

We now check if our result is already in the lowest terms by finding the greatest common factor of 56 and 10, know as gcf of 56 and 10.

The gcf(56,10) is 2, so we can conclude that 56/10 is not yet in simplest form.

To obtain 5.6 as a fraction in simplest form we have to divide both, the nominator as well as denominator, by the gcf(56,10):

56/10 = = =

We write it as 28/5.

5.6 as a fraction in its lowest terms is 28/5

## What is 5.6 as a Fraction?

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

Yet, by multiplying the denominator and the nominator of our result in simplest form with all integers distinct from zero and one we can generate an infinite amount of fractions equivalent to 28/5, but not in lowest terms:

28/5 = .

For example, with n = 2 we obtain 56/10 and with n = -3 we get 84/15:
56/10 = 84/15 = 28/5.

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

## 5.6 Repeating as a Fraction

To find out what is 5.6… as a fraction, identify the repeating sequence or pattern, known as reptend or repetend of 5.6 recurring.

The infinitely-repeated digit sequence of 5.6… can be indicated by three periods.

For example, 5.666… as a fraction (repeating 6, the last digit) = 5 2/3 .

Alternatively, a vinculum, that is a horizontal line, can be drawn above the repetend of the fraction of 5.6. In addition, one can sometimes see the period enclosed in parentheses ().

Here, we use the overlined notation to denote 5.6 repeating as a fraction:

5.6 = 5 2/3

These results for 5.6 repeating as a fraction are approximations and limited to three digits fractions.

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You certainly know what the decimal 5.6 in numerator / denominator notation is.

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## Summary

We are left with classifying 5.6 as rational number because in can be written as 56/10; 56 and 10 are integers.

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– Article written by Mark, last updated on December 25th, 2023