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REDUCING A FRACTION TO LOWER TERMS. BY: CARLIES HARVILL. REDUCING A FACTION TO LOWER TERMS MEANS FINDING AN EQUAL FRACTION WITH A SMALLER NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR. THE NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR OF A FRACTION ARE SOMETIMES CALLED TERMS.

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### REDUCING A FRACTION TO LOWER TERMS

BY: CARLIES HARVILL

REDUCING A FACTION TO LOWER TERMS MEANS FINDING AN EQUAL FRACTION WITH A SMALLER NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR.
• THE NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR OF A FRACTION ARE SOMETIMES CALLED TERMS.
TO REDUCE A FRACTION, DIVIDE THE NUMERATOR AND THE DENOMINATOR BY THE SAME NUMBER.
• THE FRACTION HAS BEEN REDUCED TO LOWEST TERMS WHEN NO NUMBER EXCEPT ONE WILL DIVIDE EVENLY INTO THE NUMERASTOR AND THE DENOMINATOR.

8

8 / 2

4

10

10 / 2

5

• THE NUMBER 2 WILL DIVIDE EVENLY INTO BOTH THE NUMERATOR AND THE DENOMINATOR.
• REDUCE 8/10 TO LOWEST TERMS.

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• THE FRACTION 4/5 IS IN LOWEST TERMS BECAUSE NO NUMBER EXCEPT 1 WILL DIVIDE EVENLY INTO BOTH 4 AND 5.

4

5

8

10

• CHECK YOUR WORK BY CROSS- MULTIPLYING.

8 X 5 = 40

10 X 4 = 40

• THE FRATIONS 8/10 AND 4/5 ARE EQUAL FRACTIONS.

THE END!!!