# How do you simplify 4.72/0.2?

Apr 23, 2017

$23.6 = 23 \frac{6}{10} = 23 \frac{3}{5}$

#### 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:

$\frac{4.72}{0.2} \times \frac{10}{10} = \frac{47.2}{2}$

Now simply divide: $47.2 \div 2 = 23.6$

In fraction form this would be given as:

$23 \frac{6}{10} = 23 \frac{3}{5}$