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  1. Find the highest common factor (HCF) of the numerator and denominator. If it is 1, then the fraction is already in its lowest term.
  2. If not, divide the numerator by the HCF for the new numerator.
  3. Divide the denominator by the HCF for the new denominator.
  4. The new numerator over the new denominator is the fraction in its lowest terms.
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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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