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Actually, it is often easier to divide by factors other than the GCF as they will be smaller numbers.

All that dividing by the GCF does is simplify the fraction in one step as opposed to many steps.

I often find myself simplifying fractions by dividing by obvious smaller factors which means that when I do have to find a GCF (often to prove the fraction is in simplest form) it will be with smaller numbers as well (which is easier).

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