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According to the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, we experienced 16 named storms in 2019. Eight (8) of these named storms grew into hurricanes while five (5) were major hurricanes. What fraction of these named storms developed into hurricanes? Please reduce the answer to lowest terms.

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To find the fraction of named storms that grew into hurricanes, find the number of storms that grew into hurricanes for the numerator, with the total number of named storms in the denominator. Then, reduce the fraction if possible.
Therefore, $2871_w9_h37.png$ of the named storms from 2008 grew into hurricanes.