1.3 Fractions

Simplify the following proper fractions to their lowest form.

1.

$5 20$
$5 20 = 5/5 20 /5 = 1 4$

2.

$14 28$
$14 28 = 14 /7 28 /7 = 2 4 = 1 2$

3.

$32 80$
$32 80 = 32 /8 80 /8 = 4 10 = 2 5$

4.

$52 208$
$52 208 = 52/4 208/4 = 13 52 = 1 4$

## Simplifying Fractions

Divide both the denominator and the numerator by the highest common factor.