Posted by **Tonya** on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2:45pm.

I am having trouble understanding how to reduce fractions to its lowest term...

All I can understand is I have to find the lowest number that will divide into both numerator and denominator.

How do I understand the solution on how to reduce fractions to its lowest terms?

Here is one In my book that even explains it but I still don't understand it.

Reduce this.

70/155

I know the answer is 14/31 but how do I get the answer?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2:49pm
One way to reduce fractions is to start with a small number.

I know that 155 and 70 is divisible by 5 because they end in 0 or 5.

70/155 = 14/31

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**I am a**, Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2:49pm
okay, you can divide them both by 5,

getting 14/31 that is all

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**ingrid**, Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10:20pm
how do u turn 41 over 16 unitl a mixed faction

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