A few days ago
Ava

# write each decimal as a fraction in simplest form 0.72?

the problem is 0.72 please help and explain you get the answer…I know that 72 is in the hundredths place so you would put 72 over 100 right? but where do i go from there?!.. how do i get the rest of the answer

A few days ago
Anonymous

The answer is 72/100. Now you need to try and make the numerator and denominator as small as possible – that’s what simplifiying means.

Since both numbers are even, a good starting point is to halve both numbers, so

72/100 = 36/50. Again these are both even, so halve them each again:

36/50 = 18/25 and this is as simple as you can get.

🙂

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A few days ago
Anonymous
It goes like this …………

72/100 = 36/50 = 18/25

We have divided each numerator and denominator by 2 every time till we got 18/25.There is nothing common between 18 and 25 so simplest fraction is 18/25.

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A few days ago
coutterhill
Both 72 and 100 are divisible by 2, so it reduce from there, 36 over 50 then 18 over 25 should be your final answer.
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A few days ago
edith p
You are right. you can express 0.72 as 72/100 to decimal.

To simplify, get the greatest common factor of both.

72 = 1×72,2×36, 3×24, 4×18, 6×12, 8×9

100 = 1×100, 2×50, 4×25, 5×20, 10×10

Based from the above, their greatest common factor is 4.

Divide both by 4, you will get:

18/25

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4 years ago
jaspal
0.72 As A Fraction
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A few days ago
Dave T
72/100

36/50 <--- both 72 and 100 are divisible by 2 18/25 <--- again, both 36 and 50 are divisible by 2. simplest terms, can't divide any further

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A few days ago
The Waffle
divide both top and bottom (numerator and denominator) by a common number, in this case by 4 so its 18/25
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5 years ago
esther