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Reducing factions to lowest terms?

I never understood this really...I'm going back to school in the fall and if any one can help me with this it would really help...it makes no sense to me...I suck at math in general but especially at fractions....HELP!!!!! Talk real slow.....Thanks

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To reduce fractions to lowest terms, you need to multiply the numerator(top) and denominator(bottom) by the same number. For example 4/16, I can divide both 4 and 16 by 4 so it would be 1/4. But for 5/16, they can't be divided by a same number so it is in lowest terms.

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Examples would be the best.

3/6 = 1/2

7/21 = 1/3

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