Webmath.com: Doing math with fractionsHere's how to convert .16 to a fraction...

There is not much that can be done to figure out how to write .16 as a fraction, except to literally use what the decimal portion of your number, the .16, means.

Since there are 2 digits in 16, the very last digit is the "100th" decimal place.

So we can just say that .16 is the same as 16/100.

The fraction is not reduced to lowest terms. We can reduce this fraction to lowest
terms by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 4.

Why divide by 4? 4 is the Greatest Common Divisor (GCD)
or Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of the numbers 16 and 100.
So, this fraction reduced to lowest terms is

So your final answer is: .16 can be written as the fraction