How would you convert the decimal 0.125 into a fraction in its simplest form?

0.125 is the same as 125/1000. This is because we have to remove the decimal point before creating a fraction. So 0.125 times by 1000 is 125 and at this point the decimal point has been removed. But 125/1000 is not the simplest form that the fraction could be in. If we divide both the top and the bottom by 5 since we know 125 is a multiple of 5, we get 25/200. Divide both by 5 again to get 5/40. Divide by 5 one more time to get 1/8, and since the numerator is 1, the fraction cannot be simplified any further. Therefore, the answer in its simplest form is 1/8. 

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