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# What is 12.5 as a fraction?

Fractions in mathematics represent a part of the whole. Decimals are a set of numbers written together with a dot in between them that is called a *decimal* point.

## Answer: 12.5 as a fraction is written as 25/2

Let us see how to convert 12.5 as a fraction in simplest form and check what is 12.5 as a fraction in simplest form.

### 12.5 as a Fraction in Simplest Form

**Explanation:**

In order to express 12.5 as a fraction in the simplest form, let us use the following steps.

**Step 1:** Write the given number as the numerator and place 1 in the denominator right below the decimal point followed by the number of zeros required accordingly.

In this case, 12.5 has one number after the decimal, so, we place 10 in the denominator and remove the decimal point. This will make it 125/10

**Step 2:** Now, let us see how 125 over 10 in simplest form is expressed. We can see that 125/10 is not in the simplified form. Now, since the HCF (Highest Common Factor) of 125,10 = 5. This fraction can be simplified as follows. 125/10 = 25/2. Therefore, we reduced the fraction 125/10 to 25/2. In other words, the fraction form of 12.5 is 25/2. However, it is not expressed in a mixed fraction form.

### 12.5 as a Mixed Fraction

12.5 as a mixed fraction can be expressed by converting 25/2 to a mixed fraction. This means 12.5 = 25/2 = \(12\dfrac{1}{2}\)

In this case, 25/2 can be expressed as \(12\dfrac{1}{2}\)

### Therefore, 12.5 as a fraction in simplest form can be expressed as 25/2 which is equal to \(12\dfrac{1}{2}\)

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