Thursday, 8 December 2011

Simplifying Fractions

Simplifying Fractions

To simplify a fraction, divide the top and bottom by the highest number that
can divide into both numbers exactly.

Simplifying Fractions

Simplifying (or reducing) fractions means to make the fraction as simple as possible. Why say four over eighths (4/8) when you really mean half (1/2) ?








How do I Simplify a Fraction ?

Try dividing both the top and bottom of the fraction until you can't go any further (try dividing by 2,3,5,7,... etc).

Example: Simplify the fraction 24/108 :

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