Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.4 Writing a Fraction in Lowest Terms - 2.4 Exercises - Page 137: 52

Answer

$\frac{8}{40} = \frac{1}{5}$ $\frac{5}{25} = \frac{1}{5}$

Work Step by Step

Equivalent factors mean that regardless of the numbers, the pair of fractions has an equivalent ratio in their most simplified form. In the example given, the numbers are completely different but they both simplify to $\frac{1}{5}$.
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