What is 7.5 as a fraction in simplest form?
To write a fraction in its simplest form means that the numerator and denominator can no longer be divided by the same whole number exactly or evenly.
Answer: The value of 7.5 as a fraction in simplest form is 15/2 or 7½.
Step 1: Convert 7.5 to a fraction form by removing the decimal point and dividing it by 10, since there is one number to the right of the decimal point.
7.5 = 75 / 10
Step 2: Find the GCF or the greatest common factor of 75 and 10.
Here, 5 is the GCF
Step 3: Divide the numbers by the GCF to simplify fraction and reduce to its simplest form.
⇒ (75 ÷ 5) / (10 ÷ 5) = 15/ 2.
As we know that if numerator > denominator then it is an improper fraction.
Quotient 7 as the whole part, in the fractional part remainder 1 as the numerator, and divisor 2 as the denominator.
⇒ 15/ 2 = 7½
Thus, 7.5 as a fraction in simplest form is 15/2 or 7½.