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

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## Simplifying Fractions Calculator

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A simplified (or reduced) fraction is a fraction written in simplest form, meaning the only number that evenly divides into 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: Check out our or explore our and sections to learn more about how to simplify fractions and test your understanding.

**both**the top and bottom is $1$.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.

$126 $

$=$$63 $$=$$21 $ Calculator

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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 $1$.

Keep dividing the top and bottom by a common factor until the only one left is $1$.

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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