# Need help

• Aug 24th 2006, 06:12 PM
Angel King
Need help
What is the fraction 18/24 reduced to its lowest terms ?
A) 3/4
B) 9/12
C) 18/24
D) 24/18

I think the answer is A
• Aug 24th 2006, 06:22 PM
ThePerfectHacker
Quote:

Originally Posted by Angel King
What is the fraction 18/24 reduced to its lowest terms ?
A) 3/4
B) 9/12
C) 18/24
D) 24/18

I think the answer is A

Find the largest numbers that divide 18 and 24, that is 6. After dividing both by 6 ya have, 3/4
• Aug 25th 2006, 12:18 AM
Glaysher
The long way

$\frac{18}{24} = \frac{9}{12} = \frac{3}{4}$

Basically you divide the numerator (top) and denominator (bottom) by the same number. This has the effect of leaving the numerical vallue of the fraction the same. The bigger the number you use to divide the less steps you will have to do (though the number will have to divide into both the numerator and the denominator)

A short cut for calculator papers.

Enter the fraction into your scientific calculator as a fraction (ie don't use divide). Most (but not all) calculators will cancel it down for you.

DON'T rely on this method. It is usually a non calculator paper question.
• Sep 11th 2006, 12:18 AM
gautam93
hi
answer is A i assure u
bye

gautam
• Oct 2nd 2006, 10:02 AM
Rimas
Hi

Answer A because 18/6 is 3 and 24/6 is 4