**Reducing fractions**

To*reduce*a fraction means to remove a common factor that the numerator and the denominator both have. This means that you have to*factor*both the numerator and denominator and then cancel any factors that appear in both the numerator and denominator. Multiply the numbers in the numerator together to get the new numerator. Multiply the numbers in the denominator together to get the new denominator. Here's an example:

**Remove the 3's and you get 2/3****Here's another example:****Remove the 7's and you get 3/4**

Now here's a problem for you:

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