Simplify Fractions

This tutorial will discuss strategies to simplify fractions.

Simplify Fractions

Simplifying, sometimes called reducing, means make a fraction as simple as possible.

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Method 1

Divide the numerator and denominator by common factors repeatedly until the fraction is in lowest terms.

simplify fractions

Method 2

Divide the numerator and denominator by the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)

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