**> Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms <**

Fractions in lowest terms (simplifying fractions)

A fraction is in lowest terms when the numerator and

denominator have no common factor other than 1.

Divide the numerator and denominator by their

greatest common factor.

step 1: list the factors of the numerator.

1,2,3,4,6,12

step 2: list the factors of the

denominator.. 1,2,3,5,6,10,15,30

step 3: find the greatest common factor (GCF)

The GCF of both 12 and 30 is 6

Divide both the numerator and the denominator

by the GCF 6

The greatest common factor is the largest number that can be

divided by the numerator evenly. In this case the number is 6