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To convert a fraction to lowest terms, we must divide the numerator (the top number) and the denominator (the bottom number) by a common number until we can't reduce it any more. A method for doing this is to factor the numerator and denominator by their common factors.

So let's factor 711 and 22.

1 x 711

9 x 79

3 x 3 x 79

I don't think I can factor 79. We should check the numbers from 2 up to the square root of 79, or approximately 9.

Factoring 22,

1 x 22

2 x 11

Unfortunately, none of the factors of 711 are common with the factors of 22, so it is already in its lowest terms, and cannot be reduced.

Good luck,

Paul

So let's factor 711 and 22.

1 x 711

9 x 79

3 x 3 x 79

I don't think I can factor 79. We should check the numbers from 2 up to the square root of 79, or approximately 9.

Factoring 22,

1 x 22

2 x 11

Unfortunately, none of the factors of 711 are common with the factors of 22, so it is already in its lowest terms, and cannot be reduced.

Good luck,

Paul

Apr 09, 2015 | Office Equipment & Supplies

180/900 is 1/5 in the lowest terms.

Divide both 180 and 900 by 180. 180 divided by 180 is 1, 900 divided by 180 is 5. This gives 1/5.

Divide both 180 and 900 by 180. 180 divided by 180 is 1, 900 divided by 180 is 5. This gives 1/5.

Mar 10, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1/7 is 2/14. 2/14+5/14 is 7/14, which is 1/2 in lowest terms.

Oct 25, 2012 | ADVANTAGE Calculator

6/15 + 2/15 = 8/15 which is already in lowest terms.

Oct 25, 2012 | ADVANTAGE Calculator

4 1/10

In words, four and one-tenth.

In words, four and one-tenth.

Sep 20, 2012 | Office Equipment & Supplies

3 9

9

9

in lowest terms

Aug 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

(4 1/3) / (1 2/3) = (make the two numbers proper fractions)

(13 / 3) / (5 / 3) = (the "/ 3" on the left and right cancel out each others)

13 / 5 = (go to lowest term)

2 3/5

(13 / 3) / (5 / 3) = (the "/ 3" on the left and right cancel out each others)

13 / 5 = (go to lowest term)

2 3/5

Jan 06, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

Hmmm ... 15/60

Since 60 can be divided evenly by 15, then let's start there:

15 divided by 15 is equal to 1. (correct?)

60 divided by 15 is equal to 4. (correct?)

Then:

15/60 =

(by the way, the common divisor is 15)

Aug 14, 2010 | Mathsoft Solving and Optimization...

multiply each by 5 to get whole numbers. your ratio will be 35:26

Feb 18, 2010 | Core Learning Fractions Step-By-Step...

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