Posted by **jasmine20** on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 11:46pm.

How do you write fractions in simplest form? for example I need explanation

48/66

Also I started on another one it states that I have to multiply. and I have to be sure to simplify each product

7/9 x 3/5

My answer: 21/45 I just don't know what goes after this step?

to simplify 48/66 you have to find a common factor that can be divided from both the numbers top and bottom. for instance, the number 6 is a common factor.

what times 6 equal 48? 8

What times 6 equals 66? 11

so the answer is 8/11.

same with other one. after you multiply, you simplify. a common factor is 3

What times 3 equals 21? 7

what times 3 equals 45? 15

so the answer is 7/15.

if you pick a small common factor and you still see that it can be simplified more, that pick another number and do it again until you can't simplify it anymore

Thank you so much you've explanations make more sence then the book. I wrote all the steps yousaid so i can keep them in my notes so when i get stuck on similar problems.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- division of fractions - Division of fractions is sometimes said to be ...
- math - how you multoply 5 2/7 x 5/8 x 3 1/2 write the answer in simplest form ...
- Math help, anyone? - Solve the proportion. Where necessary, round to the nearest...
- math, Jay - How do these fractions turn into the following fractions. 1/3=10/30 ...
- Math - I need help please A computer can execute 64 instructions per second. How...
- math am i correct - Multiply 3/5 times 25 Write your answer in simplest form. I ...
- Math - could you tell me three equivalent fractions for each: 2/3 8/16 4/10 3/4 ...
- math - Will someone please show me how to do this problem. I have to write this ...
- Math - 1 3/8 • 6/11. Multiply or divide. Write the answer in simplest form. Type...
- sixth grade math - Multiply. Write each product in simplest form. 1. 2 3/8 * 1 3...

More Related Questions