A person asked today why are batting averages numbers in comparison to 1000 rather than percentages. This was just a choice that the baseball industry made. A 256 batting average is the same as 25.6%.

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### A 256 batting average in simplest form.

A person has a batting average of 256. Write this batting average as a fraction in simplest form.

A 256 batting average written as a fraction is 256/1000.

In order to place this number into its simplest form factor the numerator and denominator into prime numbers and cancel out all common prime factors.

256 =2

^{8}=2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 which is 2 multiplied by itself 8 times.
1000=125x8=5

^{3}x 2^{3}
Divide 1000 into 256 and get 2

^{5}/ 5^{3}which is 32/125. Note (2^{8}/2^{5}=2^{(8-5})).
32/125 is the fraction in simplest form equal to a 256 batting average.

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