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# What does cancel any common factors in fractions?

Updated: 2/27/2023

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10y ago

Simplification using the greatest common factor does.

Simplification using the greatest common factor does.

Simplification using the greatest common factor does.

Simplification using the greatest common factor does.

Wiki User

10y ago

Wiki User

10y ago

Simplification using the greatest common factor does.

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Simplification using the greatest common factor does.

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Factor the numerator and denominator, and then cancel any common factors.

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You would find the factors of each and cancel any they have in common. But 15 and sixteen do not have common factors, therefore 15 over 16 is already in lowest terms.

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It's likely that you mean "factors." The factors of 25 are 1, 5 and 25. If you really meant fractions, please resubmit your question.