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To work out the simplest form of 100/1000, you merely cancel out the zeroes. 100/1000 = 100/1000. Note that it is 1/10, not 1/1 as you can only cancel out two of the three zeroes in 1000 as there are only two in 100.

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This method doesn't work with fractions that don't have a lot of zeros

above and below.

A much better way of explaining the process is: Divide the numerator

and denominator of the fraction by any common factors they have.

That's why you learn common factors before you get heavily into fractions.

In the example above, the common factor of the numerator and denominator is 100 .

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