# Out of 400 trees in a park, 280 are deciduous. What fraction of number of trees in the park are deciduous?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 26, 2017

#### Explanation:

Let's first talk about what a fraction can show, and I'll start by talking about pizza.

Let's say we have a pizza that has 8 slices and I eat 3 of them. I can write:

We can do the same thing with the trees in the park.

And technically we could stop here - we have a fraction. However, often times we want to express the fraction in lowest possible terms. To do that, we take out forms of the number 1 that are part of the bigger fraction: