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Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776

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Short Answer

Write the decimal as a fraction or mixed number.


The fraction is -49.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1. Given information

Consider, the decimal -0.4¯ provided in question

Step 2. Calculation 

Let x=-0×4¯

x=-0·4444..... …… (1)

Clearly, 4 is the only digit which is repeating in equation (1)

Multiply equation (1) by 10 on both sides,

10x=-4·4444..... …… (2)

Subtract equation (1) from equation (2),


Thus, the fraction number that can be formed is -49.

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