Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - Get Ready!: 15



Work Step by Step

To simplify a fraction, we find the GCF (Greatest Common Factor) of the numerator and denominator. Then, we divide the numerator and denominator by that number. The factors of 48 are {1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 48}, and the factors of 52 are {1, 2, 4, 13, 26, 52}. The greatest common number in those sets is 4. We divide the numerator and denominator of the fraction by 4 to get $\frac{48}{52}=\frac{12}{13}$
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