Numbers can be represented in a variety of ways including percentages, decimals, and fractions. The ability to convert any number from one format to another is an important math skill to have. These skills are typically thought in fifth grade math and require an understanding of place values and Greatest Common Factor (GCF).

In this article, we teach those skills step by step while demonstrating how to convert decimal .12 into a fraction.

**Step 1:**

.12/1

**Step 2:**

.12/1

= .12 x 100/1 x 100

= 12/100

**Step 3:**

The factors of 12 are: 1 2 3 4 6 12

The factors of 100 are: 1 2 4 5 10 20 25 50 100

So for 12 and 100 that gives us a GCF value of: 4

**Step 4:**

12/100

= 12 ÷ 4/100 ÷ 4

= 3/25

Good work! We have just walked through the steps on how to represent .12 as a fraction.

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