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Math - Simplifying Fractions

by Leslie Tillman
(Vicksburg, Ms)










































how would i write 12/64 in the simplest form? my answer is 3/16 is this correct?

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Nov 30, 2011
Simplifying Fractions
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Question:

by Leslie Tillman
(Vicksburg, Ms)


how would i write 12/64 in the simplest form? my answer is 3/16 is this correct?


Answer:

You are correct. Reducing the fraction 12/64 to its lowest terms = 3/16.


Factor the numerator and denominator, and then cancel the common factors.

12 / 64

= (2 * 2 * 3) / (2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2)

= [(3) / (2 * 2 * 2 * 2)] * (2 / 2) * (2 / 2)

= [(3) / (2 * 2 * 2 * 2)] * (1) * (1)

= (3) / (2 * 2 * 2 * 2)

= (3) / (16)

= 3 / 16


You can check your answer with a calculator as follows:

12 / 64 = 0.1875

3 / 16 = 0.1875

12 / 64 = 0.1875 = 3 / 16

12 / 64 = 3 / 16





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Mar 11, 2014
math fractions
by: Anonymous

where can i get common fractions:four main operation beacause i can not find it on the internet please...

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