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Simplifying Fractions Calculator

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Simplifying Fractions Calculator

# Simplifying Fractions

To help us better understand fractions, we like to imagine them as pizzas or legos.

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INTRO
A simplified (or reduced) fraction is a fraction written in simplest form, meaning the only number that evenly divides into both the top and bottom is .
In pizza terms, when we simplify a fraction, we want to determine the fewest number of equal slices we can cut a portion of pizza into without changing the amount of pizza. Simplifying a fraction does not change its value, meaning the simplified fraction is equivalent to the original fraction. Check out equivalent fractions below by dragging the blue line:
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## How to Simplify Fractions

### Step 1. Divide the top and bottom by the same number.

The number should be a common factor, or a number that divides evenly into both the top and bottom.

### Step 2. Repeat Step 1 until the only common factor left is .

Keep dividing the top and bottom by a common factor until the only one left is .
We can also just find the greatest common factor, and divide both the top and bottom by it. This guarantees us the most simplified version of the fraction.
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