Convert the decimal number - 0.05. Turn it into a reduced (simplified) proper fraction and write it as a percentage. Calculate other equivalent fractions to the decimal number, by expanding

Convert - 0.05

1. Write the number as a percentage.

Note: 100/100 = 1

- 0.05 =


- 0.05 × 100/100 =


- (0.05 × 100)/100 =


- 5/100 =


- 5%


In other words:


Multiply the number by 100...


... And then add the percent sign, %


- 0.05 = - 5%


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2. Write the number as a proper fraction.

- 0.05 can be written as a proper fraction.

(The numerator is smaller than the denominator).

Write down the number divided by 1, as a fraction:

- 0.05 = - 0.05/1

Turn the top number into a whole number.

Multiply both the top and the bottom by the same number.


This number is: 100.


(1 followed by as many 0s as the number of digits after the decimal point)


- 0.05/1 =


- (0.05 × 100)/(1 × 100) =


- 5/100


3. Reduce (simplify) the fraction above: - 5/100
(to the lowest terms, to its simplest equivalent form, irreducible).

To reduce a fraction divide the numerator and the denominator by their greatest (highest) common factor (divisor), GCF.


Factor both the numerator and the denominator (prime factorization).

In exponential notation (an):


5 is a prime number, it cannot be factored into other prime factors


100 = 22 × 52

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Calculate the greatest (highest) common factor (divisor), GCF.

Multiply all the common prime factors by the lowest exponents.


GCF (5; 22 × 52) = 5

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Divide both the numerator and the denominator by their greatest common factor, GCF.

- 5/100 =


- 5/(22 × 52) =


- (5 ÷ 5) / ((22 × 52) ÷ 5) =


- 1/(22 × 5) =


- 1/20


- 1/20: Equivalent fractions.

The above fraction cannot be reduced.


That is, it has the smallest numerator and denominator possible.


By expanding it we can build up equivalent fractions.


(Multiply the numerator & the denominator by the same number).


Example 1. By expanding the fraction by 6:

- 1/20 = - (1 × 6)/(20 × 6) = - 6/120

Example 2. By expanding the fraction by 8:

- 1/20 = - (1 × 8)/(20 × 8) = - 8/160

Of course, the above fractions are reducing...


... to the initial fraction: - 1/20


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:: Final answer ::
Written in 3 different ways

As a reduced (simplified) negative proper fraction:
- 0.05 = - 1/20

As a percentage:
- 0.05 = - 5%

As equivalent fractions:
- 0.05 = - 1/20 = - 6/120 = - 8/160

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