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Title: Simplifying Fractions


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Simplifying Fractions
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Vocabulary
  • Equivalent fractions fractions that name the
    same number.

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Equivalent Fractions
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Equivalent Fractions

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Equivalent Fractions
  • To find an equivalent fraction you multiply or
    divide the numerator and the denominator by the
    same number.

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Equivalent Fractions
x 2

x 2
7
Equivalent Fractions
? 3

? 3
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Vocabulary
  • Simplest form when the GCF of the numerator and
    denominator is one.

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Rules for Simplifying Fractions
  • When the numerator is 1, the fraction will not
    reduce.
  • Example


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Rules for Simplifying Fractions
  • When the denominator is prime, the fraction will
    not reduce.
  • Example

(prime)
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Rules for Simplifying Fractions
  • When the numerator is one less than the
    denominator, the fraction will not reduce.
    (Counting order)
  • Example

12
Rules for Simplifying Fractions
  • When the numerator is prime and does not divide
    the denominator evenly, the fraction will not
    reduce.
  • Example

(prime)
13
Rules for Simplifying Fractions
  • When the numerator and the denominator are even,
    the fraction will always reduce.
  • Example

? 2

? 2
14
Rules for Simplifying Fractions
  • When the numerator divides the denominator
    evenly, the fraction will always reduce.
  • Example

? 5

? 5
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Rules for Simplifying Fractions
  • When the numerator and the denominator can be
    divided by a common factor, the fraction will
    always reduce.
  • Example

? 3

? 3
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