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    Simplifying Fractions

    Hi,

    This is probably a very easy to answer question but I just don't know the answer. So hopefully that means it is not a silly question

    If I have a fraction such as 4/52, how do I go about simplifying it. I know the answer is 1/13 but I don't know how to deduce this.

    Can anyone help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomjkear View Post
    Hi,

    This is probably a very easy to answer question but I just don't know the answer. So hopefully that means it is not a silly question

    If I have a fraction such as 4/52, how do I go about simplifying it. I know the answer is 1/13 but I don't know how to deduce this.

    Can anyone help?

    Regards,
    TK
    \frac4{52} = \frac4{13 \times 4} = \frac1{13}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isomorphism View Post
    \frac4{52} = \frac4{13 \times 4} = \frac1{13}
    So simply divide the top and bottom numbers by a number that they are both divisional into?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomjkear View Post
    So simply divide the top and bottom numbers by a number that they are both divisional into?
    Hmm... yes
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