Scroll down to customize the precision point enabling 0.242 to be broken down to a specific number of digits. The page also includes 2-3D graphical representations of 0.242 as a fraction, the different types of fractions, and what type of fraction 0.242 is when converted.
The level of precision are the number of digits to round to. Select a lower precision point below to break decimal 0.242 down further in fraction form. The default precision point is 5.
If the last trailing digit is "5" you can use the "round half up" and "round half down" options to round that digit up or down when you change the precision point.
For example 0.875 with a precision point of 2 rounded half up = 88/100, rounded half down = 87/100.
Pie chart representation of the fractional part of 0.242
0.242 = 0 242/1000
numerator/denominator = 242/1000
A mixed number is made up of a whole number (whole numbers have no fractional or decimal part) and a proper fraction part (a fraction where the numerator (the top number) is less than the denominator (the bottom number). In this case the whole number value is empty and the proper fraction value is 242/1000.
Not all decimals can be converted into a fraction. There are 3 basic types which include:
Terminating decimals have a limited number of digits after the decimal point.
6224.80 = 6224 80/100
Recurring decimals have one or more repeating numbers after the decimal point which continue on infinitely.
Example: 6658.3333 = 6658 3333/10000 = 333/1000 = 33/100 = 1/3 (rounded)
Irrational decimals go on forever and never form a repeating pattern. This type of decimal cannot be expressed as a fraction.
You can also see the reverse conversion I.e. how fraction 242/1000 is converted into a decimal.