Simplest Form of Fractions

Simplest form of A fraction is a fraction that has the top and bottom cannot be any smaller (simplified), while still being whole numbers.

Example

3/6 can be simplified to 1/2

1/2 can’t be simplified

So 1/2 is the simplest form

How to simplify a fraction?

Divide the top and bottom by the greatest number that will divide both numbers exactly (Greatest Common Factor), they must stay whole numbers.

Examples

FractionGreatest Common Factor of Top & Bottom numberSimplifySimplest Form
Simple Form Of Fractions 13Simplify Fractions 1Simple Form Of Fractions Example 1
Simple Form Of Fractions 212Simplify Fractions 2Simple Form Of Fractions Example 2

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Fractions

Reciprocal of a Fraction

Greatest Common Factor

Basic Math Definitions

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