# How to reduce (simplify) to lowest terms ordinary (common) math fraction 25/125? Result written as: a proper fraction, a decimal number and a percentage

## Latest fractions reduced (simplified) to the lowest terms

 1/5 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 25/125 = (25 ÷ 25)/(125 ÷ 25) = 1/5 Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 27/5,394 = (27 ÷ 3)/(5,394 ÷ 3) = 9/1,798 Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 494/11 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms 494 > 11 => improper fraction Rewrite: 494 ÷ 11 = 44 and remainder = 10 => 494/11 = (44 × 11 + 10)/11 = 44 + 10/11 = = 44 10/11, mixed number (mixed fraction) Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 42/9 = (42 ÷ 3)/(9 ÷ 3) = 14/3; 14 > 3 => improper fraction Rewrite: 14 ÷ 3 = 4 and remainder = 2 => 14/3 = (4 × 3 + 2)/3 = 4 + 2/3 = = 4 2/3, mixed number (mixed fraction) Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 630/180 = (630 ÷ 90)/(180 ÷ 90) = 7/2; 7 > 2 => improper fraction Rewrite: 7 ÷ 2 = 3 and remainder = 1 => 7/2 = (3 × 2 + 1)/2 = 3 + 1/2 = = 3 1/2, mixed number (mixed fraction) Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 47/4 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms 47 > 4 => improper fraction Rewrite: 47 ÷ 4 = 11 and remainder = 3 => 47/4 = (11 × 4 + 3)/4 = 11 + 3/4 = = 11 3/4, mixed number (mixed fraction) Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 88/72 = (88 ÷ 8)/(72 ÷ 8) = 11/9; 11 > 9 => improper fraction Rewrite: 11 ÷ 9 = 1 and remainder = 2 => 11/9 = (1 × 9 + 2)/9 = 1 + 2/9 = = 1 2/9, mixed number (mixed fraction) Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 38/7 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms 38 > 7 => improper fraction Rewrite: 38 ÷ 7 = 5 and remainder = 3 => 38/7 = (5 × 7 + 3)/7 = 5 + 3/7 = = 5 3/7, mixed number (mixed fraction) Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 999/185 = (999 ÷ 37)/(185 ÷ 37) = 27/5; 27 > 5 => improper fraction Rewrite: 27 ÷ 5 = 5 and remainder = 2 => 27/5 = (5 × 5 + 2)/5 = 5 + 2/5 = = 5 2/5, mixed number (mixed fraction) Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 36,541/60 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms 36,541 > 60 => improper fraction Rewrite: 36,541 ÷ 60 = 609 and remainder = 1 => 36,541/60 = (609 × 60 + 1)/60 = 609 + 1/60 = = 609 1/60, mixed number (mixed fraction) Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 1/1,888,458 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) 184/248 = (184 ÷ 8)/(248 ÷ 8) = 23/31 Nov 25 19:33 UTC (GMT) reduced fractions, see more...

## 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.

### 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.