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# What fraction of an hour is 40 minutes?

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Forty minutes is two-thirds of an hour. A fraction is found by setting up a ratio between a whole and its parts. The denominator, is the total number of parts, while the numerator, indicates how many parts are involved.

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In this instance, the whole is one hour, which is equivalent to 60 minutes; therefore, the fraction is 40/60. To make the answer more useful, it should be simplified. To do this, find the largest number that is a factor of both the numerator and the denominator. The number 20 divides evenly into both 40 and 60, leaving the fraction 2/3.

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