Any number is equal to itself divided by 1, hence the fraction 625/1 can be used to represent the entire number 625. However, the fraction 5/8 can be used to represent the decimal value of 0.625.
Any whole number, where a and b are both whole numbers and b is not zero, can be written as a fraction of a/b. The fractional representation of any whole number an is a/1. The fractional representation of 625 in this situation is 625/1.
How to express 0.625 as a fraction is one of the more frequent math queries. In numerous steps, determine the fractional form. By multiplying a number by a form of 1, in this case, a fraction, where an is any nonzero number, you can manipulate it without changing its value.
The decimal point is eliminated when multiplying 0.625 by 1000/1000, which results in the number 625/1000. The numerator and denominator of this fraction should then be divided by a common factor to reduce it to its simplest form.
The ratio of the values 625 and 1000 is 25; so, dividing the numerator and denominator by 25 results in the ratio 25/40. The result of dividing 25 by 40 by each of their common factors of 5 is 5/8.
The denominator and numerator of the fraction 5/8 do not share any additional variables that are greater than one because it is expressed in lowest terms.