Here we will show you how to convert 1.25 to a simplified fraction. In other words, we will convert the decimal number 1.25 to a fraction with a numerator and denominator in the simplest form possible.

You can divide any number by 1 without changing its value. Therefore, we start by making 1.25 the numerator and 1 the denominator, like this:

Next, we need to remove the decimal point in the numerator. We can do that by multiplying the numerator and denominator by 100:

When we calculate the new numerator and denominator above, we get a fraction without a decimal point.

The greatest common divisor of the numerator and denominator in the fraction above is 25. Therefore, we divide the numerator and the denominator by 25, like this:

Then, when we calculate the numerator and denominator above, we get 1.25 as a simplified fraction:

**Note that the numerator is greater than the denominator in 1.25 as a simplified fraction above. Therefore, the fraction is an improper fraction.**

You can confirm that the 1.25 as a simplified fraction answer above is correct by dividing the numerator by the denominator. 5 divided by 4 is in fact 1.25.

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