Stupid math question of the day

Be warned – this is for the “experts”: Write the fraction 66/116 in its simplest form.

The person who asked this question has the handle of “univ_miami.”  This guy is probably a football or basketball player…


4 Responses

  1. 33/58???

    Math is not my subject, but I will feel very foolish if this is wrong.

  2. That’s correct. Actually, the original problem is slightly easier than I posted because it was a multiple choice question.

  3. I first tried to convert it to decimal…. often short decimal numbers are pretty simple, right?

    But no, it is beastly as a decimal.

  4. Yeah, but without doing any calculations, the denominator of 116 indicates that it could be messy because it can go 115 digits before repeating.

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