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UNIT 9: FRACTIONS - REDUCING TO LOWEST TERMS

Sometimes the numerator of a fraction will divide evenly into the denominator. The fraction can be reduced by replacing the numerator with a 1 and dividing the original denominator by the numerator to get a new denominator.

EXAMPLES:
 because 4/2 = 2 because 6/2 = 3

Fractions in which the numerator and denominator contain the same factor can also be reduced by removing the common factor from both the numerator and the denominator.

EXAMPLES:
 Remove the 3's because they are in both the numerator and the denominator, and you get--> 2/3 Remove the 7's and you get: 3/4
The reason you can remove the 7's is because 7/7 = 1, so it is the same as:

Reduce these fractions to their lowest terms:
(I will give you the common factors for the first 3 problems!)

 1) (common factor is 5) 2) (common factor is 6)

 3) (common factor is 4) 4)

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