### 0.542 as a Fraction

##### 0.542 as a fraction equals 542/1000 or 271/500
Steps to convert 0.542 into a fraction:
Write 0.542 as
0.542/1

Multiply both the numerator and denominator by 10 for each digit after the decimal point:
0.542/1
=
0.542 x 1000/1 x 1000
=
542/1000

In order to reduce the fraction we find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) for 542 and 1000. A factor is just a number that divides into another number without any remainder.
The factors of 542 are: 1  2  271  542
The factors of 1000 are: 1  2  4  5  8  10  20  25  40  50  100  125  200  250  500  1000
The Greatest Common Factor (GCF) for both 542 and 1000 is: 2
Now to reduce the fraction we divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCF value.
542/1000
=
542 ÷ 2/1000 ÷ 2
=
271/500

As a side note the whole number-integral part is: empty
The decimal part is: .542 = 542/1000
Full simple fraction breakdown: 542/1000
= 271/500

Scroll down to customize the precision point enabling 0.542 to be broken down to a specific number of digits. The page also includes 2-3D graphical representations of 0.542 as a fraction, the different types of fractions, and what type of fraction 0.542 is when converted.

##### Graph Representation of 0.542 as a Fraction

Pie chart representation of the fractional part of 0.542 ##### Level of Precision for 0.542 as a Fraction

The level of precision are the number of digits to round to. Select a lower precision point below to break decimal 0.542 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:

54200/100000
= 5420/10000
= 542/1000
= 271/500

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##### Numerator & Denominator for 0.542 as a Fraction

0.542 = 0 542/1000
numerator/denominator = 542/1000

##### Is 542/1000 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 542/1000.

##### 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: 8504.796 = 8504 796/1000

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

Example: 8031.3333 = 8031 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: 0.318471728.....

##### Fraction into Decimal

You can also see the reverse conversion I.e. how fraction 542/1000 is converted into a decimal.