# geometry

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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