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Reducing Fractions: Examples

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Examples, videos, and solutions that will explain how to reduce fractions by dividing both the numerator and denominator by the greatest common divisor.

How to reduce or simplify fractions?
1. Find a number that is a factor of both the numerator and denominator.
2. Divide both the numerator and denominator by that number.
3. Make sure that the fraction is in its simplest form by ensuring that both the numerator and denominator have no more factors in common. If they do, repeat all 3 steps again.

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This video walks you through the process of expressing fractions in simplest form. It includes six examples including dealing with improper fractions.

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How to find the lowest terms of fractions. Examples include one step division by common factor. how to cancel down larger fractions in multiple steps, and how to use the prime factors of the numerator and denominator to cancel down really large fractions.
Fractions 1: Reducing

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