### 0.5042 as a Fraction

##### 0.5042 as a fraction equals 5042/10000 or 2521/5000
Steps to convert 0.5042 into a fraction:
Write 0.5042 as
0.5042/1

Multiply both the numerator and denominator by 10 for each digit after the decimal point:
0.5042/1
=
0.5042 x 10000/1 x 10000
=
5042/10000

In order to reduce the fraction we find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) for 5042 and 10000. A factor is just a number that divides into another number without any remainder.
The factors of 5042 are: 1  2  2521  5042
The factors of 10000 are: 1  2  4  5  8  10  16  20  25  40  50  80  100  125  200  250  400  500  625  1000  1250  2000  2500  5000  10000
The Greatest Common Factor (GCF) for both 5042 and 10000 is: 2
Now to reduce the fraction we divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCF value.
5042/10000
=
5042 ÷ 2/10000 ÷ 2
=
2521/5000

As a side note the whole number-integral part is: empty
The decimal part is: .5042 = 5042/10000
Full simple fraction breakdown: 5042/10000
= 2521/5000

Scroll down to customize the precision point enabling 0.5042 to be broken down to a specific number of digits. The page also includes 2-3D graphical representations of 0.5042 as a fraction, the different types of fractions, and what type of fraction 0.5042 is when converted.

##### Graph Representation of 0.5042 as a Fraction

Pie chart representation of the fractional part of 0.5042 ##### Level of Precision for 0.5042 as a Fraction

The level of precision are the number of digits to round to. Select a lower precision point below to break decimal 0.5042 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.

select a precision point:

50420/100000
= 5042/10000
= 2521/5000

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##### Numerator & Denominator for 0.5042 as a Fraction

0.5042 = 0 5042/10000
numerator/denominator = 5042/10000

##### Is 5042/10000 a Mixed, Whole Number or Proper fraction?

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 5042/10000.

##### Can all decimals be converted into a fraction?

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.

Example: 1023.9619 = 1023 9619/10000

Recurring decimals have one or more repeating numbers after the decimal point which continue on infinitely.

Example: 1733.3333 = 1733 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.

Example: 0.999287131.....

##### Fraction into Decimal

You can also see the reverse conversion I.e. how fraction 5042/10000 is converted into a decimal.