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# How do you simplify fractions using prime numbers?

Updated: 10/24/2023

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To simplify a fraction, find the GCF of the numerator and denominator and divide them both by it. To find the GCF, compare their prime factorizations. That's where the prime numbers come in.

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To simplify a fraction using prime numbers, find the prime factors of both the numerator and denominator. Then, divide the numerator and denominator by their common prime factors. Repeat this process until there are no common prime factors left. The resulting fraction will be simplified to its simplest form.

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