# 1.6 as a fraction

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1.6 = 8/5 = 1*3/5 as a fraction

To convert the decimal 1.6 to a fraction, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Write down the number as a fraction of one:

1.6 = 1.6/1

Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom by 10 for every number after the decimal point:

As we have 1 numbers after the decimal point, we multiply both numerator and denominator by 10. So,

1.6/1 = (1.6 × 10)/(1 × 10) = 16/10.

Step 3: Simplify (or reduce) the above fraction by dividing both numerator and denominator by the GCD (Greatest Common Divisor) between them. In this case, GCD (16,10) = 2. So,

(16÷2)/(10÷2) = 8/5 when reduced to the simplest form.

As the numerator is greater than the denominator, we have an IMPROPER fraction, so we can also express it as a MIXED NUMBER, thus 16/10 is also equal to 1*3/5 when expressed as a mixed number.

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