Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - Get Ready!: 14

Answer

1/7

Work Step by Step

In order to simplify a fraction, we must divide both the numerator (top of the fraction) and denominator (bottom of the fraction) by the same number. In order to simplify a fraction, divide the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor of the two numbers. In this case, the greatest common factor of 8 and 56 is 8. Thus, we divide the numerator and denominator by 8 to obtain the simplified form of the fraction: 1/7.
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