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how do 83/100 simplify to 5/6

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  1. It doesn't. 100 is not divisible by 6, nor is 83 divisible by 5.

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    posted by Marth
  2. 5/6 = .8333333333 .....
    83/100 = .8300000000000......

    so
    5/6 is a little bigger than 83/100
    and they are only the same to two significant figures.

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    posted by Damon

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