## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

The lowest term is another way of denoting a fractal. What makes it special is that it is the easiest one and there are no further simplifications of the fractal possible. For example$\frac{20}{4}$ is a fractal that is not in lowest term and can be simplified. We find first the common factors and than eliminate the common factors. $\frac{20}{4} = \frac{4 \cdot 5}{4} = \frac{5}{1} = 5$.