What is 0.17 in fraction form, simplified?

Mar 30, 2016

$\frac{17}{100}$

Explanation:

$0.17 \times 100 = 17$

So

$0.17 = \frac{17}{100}$

This does not simplify further since $17$ is prime and not a factor of $100$.

Mar 30, 2016

$\frac{17}{100}$

Explanation:

If you multiply $0.17$ by $100$, you get $17$.

$0.17 \times 100 = 17$

Similarly, if you divide $17$ by $100$, you get $0.17$. Thus, the fraction form for $0.17$ is $\frac{17}{100}$.

$17 \div 100 = 0.17 = \frac{17}{100}$

Since there is no common factor which can divide the numerator, $17$, and the denominator, $100$, besides $1$, $\frac{17}{100}$ is the final answer.