How do you simplify #4.72/0.2#?

1 Answer
Apr 23, 2017

Answer:

#23.6 = 23 6/10 = 23 3/5#

Explanation:

"Simplify" is a very misleading instruction. It can mean a variety of things.
Very often it is "carry out the operation given"

In this case it is a division - shown as a fraction.

Division by a decimal should be changed to division by a whole number:

#4.72/0.2 xx10/10 = 47.2/2#

Now simply divide: #47.2 div 2 = 23.6#

In fraction form this would be given as:

#23 6/10 = 23 3/5#