Math and Arithmetic

# How do you find the lowest term?

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###### February 02, 2017 3:45AM

Find the GCF of the numerator and the denominator and divide them both by it. If the GCF is 1, the fraction is in its simplest form.

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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.