What is 1.2 divided by 24?

1 Answer
Mar 19, 2016

Answer:

#1/20#

Explanation:

We have

#1.2-:24#

Which can be expressed as a fraction:

#1.2/24#

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

#1.2/24xx10/10=12/240#

Now, realize that #240=12xx20#:

#12/240=12/(12xx20)#

The #12#s will cancel:

#color(red)(cancel(color(black)(12)))/(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(12)))xx20)=color(blue)(1/20#