Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.5 Multiplying Fractions - 2.5 Exercises - Page 148: 2


numerator; denominator

Work Step by Step

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. $\frac{20}{4} = \frac{4 \cdot 5}{4} = \frac{5}{1} = 5$.
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