To reduce a simple fraction, follow the following three steps:
Problem 5: Reduce the fraction .
Answer. Rewrite the fraction with the numerator factored and the denominator factored. The fraction can be written as
The fraction is equivalent to the fraction .
You can check the answer with your calculator. When you divide - 36 by 60, you should get the same answer as when you divide - 3 by 5.
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Author: Nancy Marcus