# 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?

### Comments for Math - Simplifying Fractions

 Nov 30, 2011 Simplifying Fractions by: Staff 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 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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