How Do You Write a Fraction in Simplest Form Using the GCF?

How Do You Write a Fraction in Simplest Form Using the GCF?

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When you get a fraction as an answer, you're usually asked to write it in its simplest form. This tutorial shows you how to use the GCF of the numerator and denominator to fully simplify a fraction!

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fraction

simplest form

greatest common factor

Background Tutorials

Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite.

The term 'factor' is seen a lot in math, so it's important to know what it means. This tutorial introduces you to that term!

Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Are you ever asked to put your fraction answer into simplest form? Wonder what 'simplest form' means? This tutorial explores exactly that! Take a look at what a fraction needs in order to be in simplest form.

Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor.

Being able to take out a greatest common factor can make a problem easier to work with, but before you do that, you need to understand what a greatest common factor is. This tutorial explains exactly that!