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# What fraction is equivalent to four fifths?

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Examples of fractions equivalent to four-fifths are 8/10, 80/100, 16/20, 400/500 and 40/50. Fractions that are equivalent to four-fifths are those that can be reduced to four-fifths since four-fifths is already in the lowest terms. Fractions that are equivalent have the same value.

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To find these equivalent fractions requires multiplying the top number, or numerator, and the bottom number, or denominator, by the same number. For instance, multiplying four by two makes the new numerator eight, and multiplying five by two makes the new denominator 10. The fraction 8/10 therefore is equivalent to four-fifths. Since 8/10 is written in decimal form as 0.8, the equivalent of four-fifths in decimal form is also 0.8

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To add whole numbers and fractions, the whole number must also be turned into a fraction to combine the two. For example, if the problem to be solved with 3/4 + 7, the 7 would become a fraction by representing it as 7/1. Any whole number can be easily turned into a fraction because it is divisible by itself, and can be represented as x/1.

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Reduce fractions to their simplest form by simplifying the fraction in a series of division steps. The other way is to divide the top and bottom numbers by their greatest common factor.

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