What Fraction of an Hour is 40 minutes?


Question:  What fraction of an hour is 40 minutes?

In Mathematics, fractions are represented as a numerical value that can be defined as the parts of a whole. 

Answer: 40 minutes is 2/3 of an hour.

A fraction can be a portion or section of any quantity out of a whole, where, the whole can be any number, a  specific value, or a thing. 

Explanation:

1 hour = 60 minutes

40 minutes out of an hour can be written as: 40/60

Fraction = 40/60

= (2 × 30) / (3 × 20)

Canceling out common factors of numerator and denominator, we get 2/3

Therfore, 40 minutes is 2/3 of an hour.