Fractions which can be REDUCED to a whole
number should be reduced.
To REDUCE a
fraction to a whole number, divide the
denominator into the numerator.
9/3 = 3
Any fraction greater than 1 can be reduced
either to a whole number or a mixed number. A
MIXED NUMBER contains both a whole number and
a fraction. Some fractions can be reduced to
a mixed number.
To obtain a mixed number,
divide the denominator into the numerator.
10/3 = 3 1/3
Fractions whose numerator and denominator are
divisible by the same digit can be reduced by
dividing both the numerator and denominator by
this digit. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE THE VALUE OF
16/32 = ?
16/32 = 1/2
divisible by 2, 4, 8, or 16. Dividing by 16
will give you the lowest equivalent fraction.