To write a fraction in its simplest form means that the numerator and denominator can no longer be divided by the same whole number exactly or evenly.
Answer: The value of 40% as a fraction in simplest form is 2 / 5.
Let us convert 40 % into a fraction in the simplest form
Step 1: Convert 40% to a fraction form by dividing it by 100.
40% = 40 / 100
Step 2: Find the GCF or the greatest common factor of 40 and 100.
Here, 20 is the GCF
Step 3: Divide the numbers by the GCF to simplify fraction and reduce to its simplest form.
⇒ (40 ÷ 20) / (100 ÷ 20) = 2 / 5
Thus, 40% as a fraction in simplest form is 2 / 5.
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