Math and Arithmetic
How do you find the lowest term?
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What is lowest term?
A lowest term is a fraction expressed in the smallest possible numbers. Large fractions are reduced to simplify. For example, 2/4 expressed in lowest terms is 1/2. To find the lowest term, divide the numerator and the denominator by the same number. For 2/4, 2 divided by 2 is 1, and 4 divided by 2 is 2. Therefore, the lowest term is 1/2.
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How do you get the lowest term?
When you have a fraction, there is a numerator and a denominator. Also depending on what numbers they are, there is a set of numbers that are that numbers multiples. You have to find the number (must be the same number) that both the numerator and the denominator have in common. Then when you find it, you divide them and that answer will be the lowest term.