What is 2.642 as a Fraction?

2.642 as a fraction equals 2642/1000 or 1321/500.

Here are the steps to convert 2.642 into a fraction.
Write 2.642 as  

Multiply both the numerator and denominator by 10 for each digit after the decimal point.

2.642 x 1000/1 x 1000

In order to reduce the fraction find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) for 2642 and 1000. Keep in mind a factor is just a number that divides into another number without any remainder.

The factors of 2642 are: 1  2  1321  2642 
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 2642 and 1000 is: 2

Now to reduce the fraction we divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCF value.

2642 ÷ 2/1000 ÷ 2

As a side note the whole number-integral part is: 2
The decimal part is: .642 = 642/1000
Full simple fraction breakdown: 2642/1000
= 1321/500

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The page also includes a pie chart representation of 2.642 in fraction form. The different types of fractions, and what type of fraction 2.642 is when converted.

Fractional part of 2 642/1000 graphically represented in a pie chart

Numerator and denominator part of fraction represented in graph form.

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Level of Precision for 2.642 as a Fraction

The level of precision are the number of digits to round to. Select a lower precision point below to break decimal 2.642 down further in fraction form. The default precision point is 5. If the last trailing digit is "5", 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.

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= 26420/10000
= 2642/1000
= 1321/500

Numerator & Denominator for 2.642 as Fraction

2.642 = 2 642/1000
numerator/denominator = 642/1000

Is 2 642/1000 a Mixed, Whole Number or Proper Fraction?

A mixed number is made up of a whole number and a proper fraction part. Whole numbers have no fractional or decimal part. For proper fractions the numerator (the top number) is less than the denominator (the bottom number). In this case the whole number value is 2 and the proper fraction value is 642/1000.

Is 2.642 a terminating, recurring or an irrational decimal?

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.

Examples: 12.75 = 12 75/100 , 561.117 = 561 117/1000 , 7585.7327 = 7585 7327/10000

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

Example: 6363.3333 = 6363 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: 0.436981022 ...

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