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12:23 cannot be simplified anymore

12:23

  1. 12 to 23
  2. 12:23        Divide both sides by 12
  3. 1:(23/12)
  4. 1:1.92

this answer is 12:23. Cannot really be simplified

As a whole number ratio, it cannot be simplified any further. It is simply 12:23

It is merely 12:23. You cannot reduce it further without turning the numbers into decimals. 

As a whole number ratio 12:23 is as simple as it gets.

As a fraction 12/23 and as a decimal 0.521(3.d.p) though it can be expressed as a recurring, it's just very long!

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