# What is 1.6 as a fraction?

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Nov 12, 2016

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1.6 is 16 divided by 10 which can be written

Divide numerator and denominator by the same thing (cancel) in this case divide by 2 to give

Eight fifths is 1 whole (five fifths) and 3 fifths so as a mixed number

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Feb 13, 2018

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I have deliberately shown this as it demonstrates a very useful technique. The short cut is as per the other solution.

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1.6 is the same as

Multiply by 1 and you do not change the value. However, 1 comes in many forms.

To simplify the fraction divide top and bottom by 2

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