Oh, thanks a lot. So how to say these two fractions in this sentence?
1/4 and 0.25 are different ways of representing the same fraction.
Thanks a lot
Not a teacher.
To talk about the quantities 1/4 and 0.25, any of the suggestions given above work nicely.
However, if you are specifically referring to the symbols 1/4 and 0.25 and it is important that your listener understand this, I think saying "one over four" and "zero point two five" (or something like that) is necessary -- especially if your listener cannot see the symbols as you are speaking about them. (The spoken words "twenty-five hundredths" can correctly be transcribed as 0.25, 25/100, or even twenty-five hundredths, and if I hear the words "one fourth," "twenty-five hundredths," and "fraction" in the same sentence, I am unlikely to interpret "twenty-five hundredths" as 0.25.)
Also, I don't think I would say 1/4 and 0.25 "represent the same fraction." I would maybe say they "are equivalent" or that they "represent the same quantity."