How to Simplify Fractions

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How to Simplify Fractions

To simplify a fraction, you need to follow the 2 steps below:

Step 1

Look for a common factor of both the numerator and denominator.

• If there are no common factors (other than 1) then the fraction is already in its simplest form and you have finished.
• Try to find the highest factor of both numbers (highest common factor) that you can!

Step 2

Reduce the numerator and denominator by dividing them both by the common factor. Now go back to Step 1.

Your fraction should now be in its simplest form.

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Examples

Example 1) Convert     35 45   to simplest form.

A common factor of both numbers is 5, so we need to divide the numerator and denominator by 5. This gives us:

35 ÷ 5 45 ÷ 5   =     7 9

There are no more common factors (except 1) and so this fraction is now in simplest form.

Example 2) Convert     68 220     into simplest form.

A common factor of both numbers is 2. Dividing the numerator and denominator by 2 gives us:

68 ÷ 2  220 ÷ 2   =     34  110

We are not finished yet, because 2 is a common factor of both numbers.

34 ÷ 2  110 ÷ 2   =     17 55

There are no more common factors (except 1) and so this fraction is now in simplest form.

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