# How to reduce (simplify) to lowest terms ordinary (common) math fraction 48/8? Result written as: an improper fraction, an integer and a percentage

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

 48/8 = (48 ÷ 8)/(8 ÷ 8) = 6 Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 40/79,296 = (40 ÷ 8)/(79,296 ÷ 8) = 5/9,912 Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 59/56 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms 59 > 56 => improper fraction Rewrite: 59 ÷ 56 = 1 and remainder = 3 => 59/56 = (1 × 56 + 3)/56 = 1 + 3/56 = = 1 3/56, mixed number (mixed fraction) Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 87/4 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms 87 > 4 => improper fraction Rewrite: 87 ÷ 4 = 21 and remainder = 3 => 87/4 = (21 × 4 + 3)/4 = 21 + 3/4 = = 21 3/4, mixed number (mixed fraction) Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 52,264/100,000,000,000 = (52,264 ÷ 8)/(100,000,000,000 ÷ 8) = 6,533/12,500,000,000 Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 8/2 = (8 ÷ 2)/(2 ÷ 2) = 4 Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 35/100 = (35 ÷ 5)/(100 ÷ 5) = 7/20 Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 3,861/16 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms 3,861 > 16 => improper fraction Rewrite: 3,861 ÷ 16 = 241 and remainder = 5 => 3,861/16 = (241 × 16 + 5)/16 = 241 + 5/16 = = 241 5/16, mixed number (mixed fraction) Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 57/21 = (57 ÷ 3)/(21 ÷ 3) = 19/7; 19 > 7 => improper fraction Rewrite: 19 ÷ 7 = 2 and remainder = 5 => 19/7 = (2 × 7 + 5)/7 = 2 + 5/7 = = 2 5/7, mixed number (mixed fraction) Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 484/63,967 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 944/410 = (944 ÷ 2)/(410 ÷ 2) = 472/205; 472 > 205 => improper fraction Rewrite: 472 ÷ 205 = 2 and remainder = 62 => 472/205 = (2 × 205 + 62)/205 = 2 + 62/205 = = 2 62/205, mixed number (mixed fraction) Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 14,641/10,000 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms 14,641 > 10,000 => improper fraction Rewrite: 14,641 ÷ 10,000 = 1 and remainder = 4,641 => 14,641/10,000 = (1 × 10,000 + 4,641)/10,000 = 1 + 4,641/10,000 = = 1 4,641/10,000, mixed number (mixed fraction) Dec 02 21:42 UTC (GMT) 1,076/2,773 already reduced (simplified) to lowest terms Dec 02 21:42 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.