1.5 as a Fraction - Decimal to Fraction Calculator

Solution:

1.5 in fraction form is 1 1/2

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How to Convert 1.5 to a Fraction

You can convert 1.5 to fraction form by following a few easy steps.

Remove the whole number and focus on the number to the right of the decimal place.
Set aside the 1 and convert .5 to a fraction
Convert the decimal into a fraction by putting the decimal over 1 in fraction format.
0.5=.5 / 1
Multiply the numerator and denominator by 10 to eliminate decimal places.
0.5 × 10 / 1 × 10=5 / 10
Add the whole number to the beginning of the numerator
1 → 5 / 10=15 / 10
Reduce the fraction by finding the greatest common factor (GCF) of the numerator and denominator.
GCF of 15 and 10 = 5
Divide the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor (5).
15 ÷ 5 / 10 ÷ 5=3 / 2
Convert to a mixed fraction by finding the whole number and remainder.
3÷2=1R1
3 / 2=11 / 2

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