# How do you simplify and make the fraction 18/25 into a decimal?

Apr 2, 2018

$\frac{18}{25} = \frac{72}{100} = 0.72$

#### Explanation:

Decimals are a way of writing fractions which have their denominators as powers of $10 ,$ such as $10 , 100 , 1000. . .$

$\frac{1}{25}$ does not simplify. but you would not want to simplify anyway.

Find an equivalent fraction for $\frac{18}{25}$

$\frac{18}{25} \times \frac{4}{4} = \frac{72}{100}$

Hundredths are written with $2$ decimal places.

$\frac{18}{25} = 0.72$ as a decimal.