To reduce a simple fraction, follow the following three steps:
Problem 4: Reduce the fraction .
Answer. Rewrite the fraction with the numerator factored and the denominator factored. The fraction can be written as
Although we have reduced the fraction, we have not reduced it completely. So repeat the above steps.
The fraction can be written as
The fraction is equivalent to the fraction .
You can check the answer with your calculator. When you divide 150 by 650, you will get the same answer as when you divide 3 by 13.
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Author: Nancy Marcus