Simplify 24/28
asked Aug 22, 2011 in Word Problem Answers by anonymous

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find the common factors. Numbers that will go into both of these numbers evenly.  You know that both numbers are even so you can write the problem like this





you still have both 12 and 14 even so you take another 2 and write it like this




7 is a prime number meaning it can only be divided by itself and 1 so it cannot be reduced any further.  You can cancel everything that is the same on the top and bottom

6/7 is the reduced form.
answered Aug 23, 2011 by mshelton Level 4 User (9,370 points)



answered Mar 1, 2012 by anonymous
to simpliy 26/24 the answer is 1 and 1/6 but how do you do that?
answered Oct 24, 2012 by anonymous
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