# What is 1.2 divided by 24?

Mar 19, 2016

$\frac{1}{20}$

#### Explanation:

We have

$1.2 \div 24$

Which can be expressed as a fraction:

$\frac{1.2}{24}$

Firstly, we should try go get rid of the decimal. To do this, multiply the fraction by $10 / 10$:

$\frac{1.2}{24} \times \frac{10}{10} = \frac{12}{240}$

Now, realize that $240 = 12 \times 20$:

$\frac{12}{240} = \frac{12}{12 \times 20}$

The $12$s will cancel:

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