(26)

(27)

numerator

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

To practice:

8/4 =

(27)

(28)

2

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

To practice:

22/7 =

(28)

(29)

3 1/7

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

THE FRACTION!

16/32 = ?

16/32 = 1/2

The

numerator

and

the

denominator

are

divisible by 2, 4, 8, or 16. Dividing by 16

will give you the lowest equivalent fraction.

To practice:

24/72 =