Fractions 2 - Simplify and Reduce Part 1

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Errors in this video:

There is an error at the 6:30 mark -- the correct reduced fraction should be 9/20, NOT 3/20.

Lesson Description:

Part 1 of How to simplify and reduce fractions to lowest terms.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you simplify or reduce fractions to lowest terms?
  • What does it mean to simplify or reduce a fraction to lowest terms?
  • How do you know if a fraction is in lowest terms?
  • How can you reduce 10/12 to lowest terms?
  • How do you simplify 36/80 and write it in lowest terms?
  • How can you reduce 36/80 to lowest terms using a factor tree?
  • How do you simplify 48/99 and write it in lowest terms?
  • Staff Review

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    This lesson explains how to reduce a fraction to lowest terms. Equivalent fractions from the previous video are used to reduce a fraction to lowest terms. Several examples are shown in this lesson, and several methods of reducing the fractions are explained.