To reduce a simple fraction, follow the following three steps:
Problem 3: Reduce the fraction .
Answer. Rewrite the fraction with the numerator factored and the denominator factored. The fraction can be written as
The fraction has been reduced into the equivalent fraction
You can check the answer with your calculator. When you divide 10 by 50, you will get the same answer as when you divide 1 by 5.
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Author: Nancy Marcus