## anonymous 4 years ago how to simplify a fraction

1. anonymous

Welcome to OpenStudy mathhelp! You will find a lot of people here who will help you learn, I hope you enjoy yourself here and also feel free to help others when you can. I'm not a math person so I'll let someone else answer your question. Good luck to you!

2. saifoo.khan

Alright, i will help you Mathhelp, Do u have any particular example?

3. anonymous

33 - 18

4. saifoo.khan

Alright, so what do u think is the minimum common factor of it?

5. saifoo.khan

Or to make it easy, can u list the factors of 33 and 18?

6. anonymous

ok

7. anonymous

so how do i can do it after that

8. saifoo.khan

Cancel the same term.

9. anonymous

what term

10. saifoo.khan

Can u list the factors?

11. anonymous

kk i will try 33: 1, 3, 11, 33

12. saifoo.khan

i willl brb hold on asec.

13. anonymous

kk

14. saifoo.khan

Ok, so: 18: 3 * 3 * 2 33: 3 * 11 so now, $\frac{18}{33} \to \frac{3 \times 3 \times 2}{ 3 \times 11}$

15. anonymous

thank you your the best! :)

16. saifoo.khan

Now as i was saying about cancelling terms, $\frac{\cancel 3 \times 3 \times 2}{ \cancel 3 \times 11}\to \frac{3 \times 2}{11} \to \frac{6}{11}$

17. saifoo.khan

Welcome! :)

18. saifoo.khan

Got it?

19. anonymous

yep thanks

20. saifoo.khan

Nice.