One of the most common questions we get asked is “What is 1.2 as a fraction?” The answer is actually quite simple – it’s 1/5.
Here’s a quick explanation of how to arrive at that answer:
1.2 can be written as 1.2/1
1.2/1 can be simplified to 6/5
6/5 can be reduced to 1/5
And there you have it! 1.
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1.2 as a fraction is 6/5. In other words, 1.2 is equal to six-fifths when written as a fraction.
What is 1.2 as a fraction?
1.2 as a fraction is 6/5.
How to convert 1.2 to a fraction?
To convert 1.2 to a fraction, follow these steps:
-Reduce the decimal by moving the decimal point left two places: .12
-Place the decimal number over 1 with a line above it (or equal sign), this is your numerator: .12
-Count how many total digits are to the right of the decimal point, this is your denominator: 2 digits
-Reduce your fraction by dividing both top and bottom by 2: .12/2 = 6/10 (recognize this as a common fraction)
-Your final answer is 6/10
To sum it up, 1.2 as a fraction is 4/5. This means that 1.2 is equal to four-fifths or four parts of a whole. The easiest way to remember this is by thinking of 1.2 as four “pieces” of a pie or pizza.