Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Skills Handbook - Simplifying Ratios - Exercises - Page 891: 8



Work Step by Step

First, we rewrite the given ratio as a fraction: $\frac{0.5ab}{8ab}$ Next, we find a common factor that is in both the numerator and the denominator, and factor it out: $\frac{ab(0.5)}{ab(8)}$ When you divide any number by itself, you get $1$, so we can cancel out the common factor. This leaves us with $\frac{0.5}{8}=\frac{1}{16}$
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