# SIMPLIFYING FRACTIONS EASIEST WAY

## About "Simplifying fractions Easiest Way"

Simplifying Fractions Easiest Way is the topic in which we are going to learn how to simplify a fraction in a easy way.

Simplifying fractions means reducing the numerator and denominator as much as possible same numbers.

We have to divide the numerator and denominator by the same number at a time.

By using this method we can easily simplify any large fractions. Ladder method can be done using the below steps.

Step 1:

Write the numerator and denominator in single line and draw the L shape.

Step 2:

Divide them by common factors as much as possible. If two numbers are not divisible by any common number then we have to leave it as it is.

Step 3:

The pair of numbers which is at the last step is the simplified form of the given original fraction.

## Example of simplifying fractions using ladder method:

Problem 1:

Simplify 42/60 in simplest form

Solution:

Step 1:

Write the two numbers on one line

Step 2:

Draw the L shape

Step 3 :

Divide out common prime numbers starting from the smallest.

7 and 10 is not divisible by any common number.

7/10 is the simplified form of the given fraction 42/60.

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Problem 2:

Simplify 14/24 in simplest form

Solution:

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Problem 3:

Simplify 36/42 in simplest form

Solution:

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Problem 4:

Simplify 104/156 in simplest form

Solution:

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Problem 5:

Simplify 45/225 in simplest form

Solution:

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Problem 6:

Simplify 54/153 in simplest form

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Problem 7:

Simplify 27/54 in simplest form

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Problem 8:

Simplify 27/54 in simplest form

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Problem 9:

Simplify 21/27 in simplest form

Solution:

Problem 10:

Simplify 27/54 in simplest form

Solution:

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