How to Simplify Fractions • Ask yourself…. • Can I skip count using both the numerator and denominator? • Would it be easier for me to find the GCF of both numbers? • Do I really need to simplify or is the fractions as low as it can go?
Skip Count What can I count by to get 12 and 20? What can I count by to get 5 and 30? What can I count by to get 15 and 27? What can I count by to get 20 and 50?
GCF What is the Greatest Common Factor of 6 an 14?
Remember …2, 5, 10…..and maybe 3?A fraction is simplified when the only number than can divide into the numerator AND denominator is 1.
Practice Improper to Mixed or Whole 40/9 30/4 16/3