Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Skills Handbook - Simplifying Ratios - Exercises: 13

Answer

$\frac{1}{10t}$

Work Step by Step

We rewrite the given ratio as a fraction: $\frac{0.72t}{7.2t^2}$ Next, we find a common factor that is in both the numerator and the denominator, and factor it out: $\frac{0.72t}{0.72t(10t)}$ When you divide any number by itself, you get $1$. Therefore, we can cancel out the common factor. This leaves us with $\frac{1}{10t}$.
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