0

# How do you write 4.28 meters as a mixed number in it's simplest form?

Kim built a model railroad using 4.28 meters of track. How can he write his number as a mixed number in simplest form

### 2 Answers by Expert Tutors

Lisa M. | High School and College Math and Science TutoringHigh School and College Math and Science...
4.9 4.9 (120 lesson ratings) (120)
1
The number 4.28 can be expressed as 4 28/100.
Then we need to reduce the fraction by dividing top and bottom by 4 to get 7/25
4 7/25

Asha I. | Knowledgeable, Experienced and Result Oriented teacher/tutorKnowledgeable, Experienced and Result Or...
4.8 4.8 (20 lesson ratings) (20)
0
1)  4.28 meters can be expressed as the sum of 4 meters and 0.28 meters.

4+0.28 meters
2) As 1 meter is equal to 1oo centimeters, 0.28 meters will be equal to 28 centimeters. This can be
expressed as 28/100. therefore, 4.28 meters may be written as follows:

4 + (28/100) meters

3) Representing the same as a fraction, it will reduce to  4 (28/100) meters

4)  Simplifying  the fraction within the brackets ( 28/100) further, it will reduce to  ( 7/25).

5)  Thus 4.28 meters can be represented as a mixed number 4 7/25  or  4 (7/25) more clearly.

Hope this helps....

regards,
asha