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# How do you find the lowest terms in fractions?

Updated: 9/18/2023

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7y ago

You look for common factors in numerator and denominator. If you find one, you divide both numerator and denominator by the common factor. For example, 8/14 has the common factor 2; if you divide top and bottom by 2, you get 6/7.

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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.

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