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hi can someone tell me how to put 18/48 in lowest terms and 16/40 in lowest terms

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18/48

Let's start by dividing the numerator and denominator by 2

18/48 = 9/24

That's still not the lowest terms. Now let's divide by 3.

9/24 = 3/8

I could have saved some time by dividing by 6 the first time.

Now you can do the same with 16/40. What is the lowest terms for that fraction?

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Keep dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2 or 3 or any other divisor they have in common until you can't divide evenly any more.

18/48 = 9/24 = 3/8

16/40 = ?

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would it be 2/5

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Right! 16/40 = 2/5

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THANK YOU

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You're welcome.

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