### Step 1:

The first step to converting 0.4096 to a fraction is to re-write 0.4096 in the form p/q where p and q are both positive integers. To start with, 0.4096 can be written as simply 0.4096/1 to technically be written as a fraction.

### Step 2:

Next, we will count the number of fractional digits after the decimal point in 0.4096, which in this case is 4. For however many digits after the decimal point there are, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 0.4096/1 each by 10 to the power of that many digits. So, in this case, we will multiply the numerator and denominator of 0.4096/1 each by 10000:

### Step 3:

Now the last step is to simplify the fraction (if possible) by finding similar factors and cancelling them out, which leads to the following answer for __0.4096 as a fraction__: