mathhelp027
how to simplify a fraction
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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!
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Alright, i will help you Mathhelp, Do u have any particular example?
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33

18
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Alright, so what do u think is the minimum common factor of it?
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Or to make it easy, can u list the factors of 33 and 18?
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ok
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so how do i can do it after that
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Cancel the same term.
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what term
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Can u list the factors?
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kk i will try
33: 1, 3, 11, 33
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i willl brb hold on asec.
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kk
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Ok, so:
18: 3 * 3 * 2
33: 3 * 11
so now,
\[\frac{18}{33} \to \frac{3 \times 3 \times 2}{ 3 \times 11}\]
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thank you your the best! :)
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Now as i was saying about cancelling terms,
\[\frac{\cancel 3 \times 3 \times 2}{ \cancel 3 \times 11}\to \frac{3 \times 2}{11} \to \frac{6}{11}\]
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Welcome! :)
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Got it?
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yep thanks
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Nice.