# How do you find 1/10th of a number?

Apr 11, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Finding $\frac{1}{10}$ of a number is the same as dividing it by $10$.

To find a tenth of something simply multiply it by $\frac{1}{10}$ and then simplify. That will be a tenth of it:

• What is $\frac{1}{10}$ of $20$?

$20$ can be put over $1$, since anything divided by $1$ is itself. So do that and multiply:

$\frac{1}{10} \times \frac{20}{1} \rightarrow \frac{20}{10} \rightarrow 2$

Here are a couple more examples:

• What is $\frac{1}{10}$ of $45$?

$\frac{1}{10} \times \frac{45}{1} \rightarrow \frac{45}{10} \rightarrow 4.5$

• What is $\frac{1}{10}$ of $896$?

$\frac{1}{10} \times \frac{896}{1} \rightarrow \frac{896}{10} \rightarrow 89.6$

So as you can see, all you have to do is divide the number by 10 and you've found one tenth of it.