What is .2375 converted to a fraction?
The first thing to remember about decimal and fractional representations of a number is that they are often the same thing, just written in a different way (though sometimes they are only similar, not exactly the same).
In this case, 0.2375 is another way of saying 2,375/10,000 (the first number to the right of the decimal is the tenths place, then the hundreths place, etc).
2375/10000 can be reduced, though, by using its greatest common divisor (GCD); 125 happens to be that GCD, so we divide both the the numerator and denominator by 125.
- 2375/125 = 19
10000/125 = 80
Thus the decimal 0.2375 is equal to the fraction 19/80.