## Answer: 0.5012 as a fraction equals 5012/10000 or 1253/2500

Here is the solution for converting 0.5012 to a fraction:

**Step 1:**

First, we write 0.5012 as

0.5012/1

**Step 2:**

Next, we multiply both the numerator and denominator by 10 for each digit after the decimal point. Remember the numerator is the top part of the fraction and the denominator is the bottom part!

0.5012/1

= 0.5012 x 10000/1 x 10000

= 5012/10000

**Step 3:**

Next, we find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) for 5012 and 10000. A factor is a number that divides into another number without any remainder.

The factors of 5012 are: 1 2 4 7 14 28 179 358 716 1253 2506 5012

The factors of 10000 are: 1 2 4 5 8 10 16 20 25 40 50 80 100 125 200 250 400 500 625 1000 1250 2000 2500 5000 10000

So for 5012 and 10000 that gives us a GCF value of: 4

**Step 4:**

For the last step we reduce the fraction. This just means writing the fraction in the simplest way. To do this we divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCF value we determined in step 3.

5012/10000

= 5012 ÷ 4/10000 ÷ 4

= 1253/2500

Good work! We have just walked through the steps on how to represent 0.5012 as a fraction.