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How to Simplify Fractions

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How to Simplify Fractions

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  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. GCF What is the Greatest Common Factor of 6 an 14?

  4. 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.

  5. Practice Simplifying1. 12/302. 25/403. 24/36

  6. Practice Improper to Mixed or Whole 40/9 30/4 16/3

  7. Simplify the following fractions. Be sure you show your work!