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How do you do fractions in simplest form?

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head1

to simplify a fraction, you need to find a common factor between the numerator and the denomenator, and divid both parts by that until you cannot anymore. exg 84/54 both 84 and 54 are divisible by 2 -> 84 divided by 2 = 42 54 divided by 2 = 27 now, both 42 and 27 are divisible by 3 -> 42 diveded by 3 = 14 27 divisible by 3 = 9 so we are currently at 14/9. they have no common factor, so we cannot divide them further. to completely simplify this, we will turn 14/9 into 1 and 5/9 (this is because 9 fits into 14 once, and the remainder is 5).

Alaundra

By finding a common factor of the numerator and denominator. When you find it divide them and keep going until you can't divide them by the same factor any more

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