Dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor is how you simplify a fraction.
It is the fraction in a simpler form.
It is a simplified fraction or ratio.
By dividing both the numerator and denominator by the same number is like dividing by 1.
It means dividing the numerator and denominator of the fraction by their greatest common factor.
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By dividing its numerator and its denominator by their highest common factor.
You put a fraction in simplest form by dividing the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor. If the either the numerator or denominator is a prime number, the fraction cannot be simplified.
by dividing both numerator and denominator
You will get a rational fraction.
Find the GCF of the numerator and the denominator and divide them both by it. If the GCF is 1, the fraction is in its simplest form.
Dividing a friction is multiplying by its reciprocal. The reciprocal of a fraction is the numerator and the denominator switched around.