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Convert 5/20 into its simplest form by cancelling down.

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Linda

Looking at this fraction 5/20. 5 is the numerator( the number above the line) while 20 is the denominator. The first thing is to look for the smallest number that can divide both 5 and 20 without a remainder. Looking at the numbers 1, 2,3,4 &5. The only number will be 5. This is because 5 divides 5 and 20 without a remainder. 5/5= 1 and 5/ 20 = 4. Hence our answer is 5/20= 1/4

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