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    Question steps to simplifying fractions...?

    hmm...what exactly are the two steps to simplifying fractions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysalillost View Post
    hmm...what exactly are the two steps to simplifying fractions?
    Hi,

    1. factor numerator and denominator. Use prime factors.
    2. Cancel like numbers.

    Example:
    Code:
      182     2 * 7 * 13      2
    ------ = ------------- = ---
     1001     7 * 11 * 13     11
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