# How do you simplify and make the fraction 16/88 into a decimal?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 1, 2015

#### Answer:

To simplify, factor the numerator and denominator to find the greatest common factor

Then find

#### Explanation:

#16 = 2 * 8# and#88 = 11 * 8#

So:

#16/88 = (2*8)/(11*8) = 2/11 * 8/8 = 2/11#

To convert

Notice that after a couple of digits we're back to the number

Alternatively, just notice that

#2/11 = 2/11 * 9/9 = 18/99 = 0.dot(1)dot(8)#