# Fractions 2 - Simplify and Reduce Part 1

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

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn how to simplify or reduce fractions to their lowest terms. A fraction is reduced when the numerator and denominator have no factors in common except for one. We can use equivalent fractions, division, or prime factorization to simplify fractions. Prime factorization involves breaking down both the numerator and denominator into their prime factors and then canceling out any factors that appear in both the numerator and denominator. This method is more thorough, but can be time-consuming, so it's important to choose the method that works best for you.

Lesson Description:

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

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