# How do you simplify the fraction 2/10?

Dec 11, 2016

$\frac{1}{5}$

#### Explanation:

cancel out the common factors
$\frac{2}{10} = \frac{1 \times 2}{5 \times 2}$

$\frac{1 \times \cancel{2}}{5 \times \cancel{2}}$

$= \frac{1}{5}$