Here is a table which gives the information about the total rainfall for several months compared to the average monthly rains of a town. Write each decimal in the form of rational number p/q.

Month Above/Below normal (in cm)
May 2.6924
June 0.6096
July -6.9088
August -8.636

Solution

(i) May

2.6924 cm

on converting into fraction using decimal method we get

= 26924/10000 …

On dividing both numerator and denominator by 4 we get,

= 6731/2500 cm

(ii) June

0.6096 cm

on converting into fraction using decimal method we get

= 0.6096/10000 …

On dividing both numerator and denominator by 16 we get,

= 381/625 cm

(iii) July

-6.9088 cm

on converting into fraction using decimal method we get

= -69088/10000 …

On dividing both numerator and denominator by 4 we get,

= -4318/625 cm

(iv)August

-8.636 cm

on converting into fraction using decimal method we get

= -8636/1000 …

On dividing both numerator and denominator by 4 we get,

= -2159/250 cm

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