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# When is a fraction simplified?

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2010-09-28 15:29:15

A fraction is in simplest terms when numerator and denominator have no common factors. Example: 18/24, numerator and denominator have common factors, for example 2, 3, and 6. Dividing top and bottom by 2 gives 9/12. Dividing again, top and bottom, by 3, gives 3/4. These numbers no longer have common factors, so the fraction is in simplest terms.

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2010-09-28 15:29:15
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