How to reduce (simplify) to lowest terms ordinary (common) math fraction 2,338/3,333? Result written as: a proper fraction, a decimal number and a percentage

What is the fraction 2,338/3,333 written as an equivalent reduced fraction, as a decimal number and as a percent value?

Detailed calculations below:

Introduction. Fractions

A fraction consists of two numbers and a fraction bar: 2,338/3,333


The number above the bar is the numerator: 2,338


The number below the bar is the denominator: 3,333


The fraction bar means that the two numbers are dividing themselves:
2,338/3,333 = 2,338 ÷ 3,333


Divide the numerator by the denominator to get fraction's value:
Value = 2,338 ÷ 3,333


Introduction. Percent

'Percent (%)' means 'out of one hundred':


p% = p 'out of one hundred',


p% = p/100 = p ÷ 100


Note:

The fraction 100/100 = 100 ÷ 100 = 100% = 1


Multiply a number by the fraction 100/100,
... and its value doesn't change.



To reduce a fraction, divide both its numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, GCF.

Integer numbers prime factorization:

Prime Factorization of a number: finding the prime numbers that multiply together to make that number.


2,338 = 2 × 7 × 167;
2,338 is not a prime, is a composite number;


3,333 = 3 × 11 × 101;
3,333 is not a prime, is a composite number;


* Positive integers that are only dividing by themselves and 1 are called prime numbers. A prime number has only two factors: 1 and itself.
* A composite number is a positive integer that has at least one factor (divisor) other than 1 and itself.


Calculate the greatest (highest) common factor (divisor), gcf, hcf, gcd:

Multiply all the common prime factors, by the lowest exponents (if any).


But the two numbers have no common prime factors.


gcf, hcf, gcd (2,338; 3,333) = 1
coprime numbers (relatively prime)



Fraction's numerator and denominator are coprime numbers (no common prime factors). Fraction cannot be reduced (simplified) - irreducible.

2,338/3,333 is a proper fraction.

A proper fraction: numerator smaller than denominator.


Rewrite the fraction:

As a decimal number:

2,338/3,333 =


2,338 ÷ 3,333 ≈


0.701470147015


0.7


As a percentage:

0.701470147015 =


0.701470147015 × 100/100 =


70.14701470147/100 =


70.14701470147% ≈


70.15%


In other words:

1) Calculate fraction's value.


2) Multiply that number by 100.


3) Add the percent sign % to it.



Final answer
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Final answer:
:: written in three ways ::

As a proper fraction
(numerator smaller than denominator):
2,338/3,333 = 2,338/3,333

As a decimal number:
2,338/3,3330.7014701470150.7

As a percentage:
2,338/3,33370.15%

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Tutoring: simplifying ordinary math fractions (reducing to the lowest terms)

Steps to simplify an ordinary fraction, to reduce it to its lowest terms:

  • 1) Factor both the numerator and the denominator of the fraction into prime factors.
  • 2) Calculate the greatest common factor, GCF (or the greatest common divisor, GCD) of the fraction's numerator and denominator.
  • 3) Divide both the numerator and the denominator of the fraction by the greatest common factor, GCF (GCD).
  • In conclusion: the fraction thus obtained is called a reduced fraction or a fraction simplified to its lowest terms.
  • A fraction reduced to its lowest terms cannot be further reduced and it is called an irreducible fraction.

Read the full article >> Simplifying ordinary (common) math fractions (reducing to lower terms): steps to follow and examples


Why reducing (simplifying) fractions to lower terms?

  • When running operations with fractions we are often required to bring them to the same denominator, for example when adding, subtracting or comparing.
  • Sometimes both the numerators and the denominators of those fractions are large numbers and doing calculations with such numbers could be difficult.
  • By simplifying (reducing) a fraction, both the numerator and denominator of a fraction are reduced to smaller values. Well, these values are much easier to work with, reducing the overall effort of working with fractions.

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Prime numbers up to 1,000

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Simplifying ordinary (common) math fractions (reducing to lower terms): steps to follow and examples