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How do you cancel down or simplify a fraction?

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You can simplify a fraction if the numerator {top number} and denominator {bottom number} can both be divided by the same number.


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It is very easy to simplify fractions, you just need to find the common number between the top and bottom part of the fraction and cancel them out.


For example:


30 / 45 = 3*10 / 9*5 = 3*5*2 / 3*3*5


In this case, you can simplify by both numbers 3*5 as they both appear in the numerator and the denominator. Thus 30 /45 =2 / 3

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