 Reducing/Simplifying Fractions,
a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.
 Reducing Fractions (1)
 How do you bring a fraction like 5/8 to its lowest term?
Please explain the procedure.
 Reducing Fractions (2)
 How do you reduce fractions?
 Reducing Fractions (3)
 What is the easiest method of reducing fractions to
lowest terms?
 Reducing Fractions (4)
 How do you know when a fraction is in its simplest
form?
 Parents and teachers might be interested in these answers:
 Fractions in Simplest Form  When?
 Should fractions always be reduced to their simplest form?
Why or why not?
 Reducing Fractions with Large Numbers
 Is there a "trick" for going through the possibilities
before declaring that 4,5,6,7,8,9digit number fractions
may or may not be reduced?
