# Reducing Fractions Calculator

Reducing Fractions Calculator: Reducing Fractions Calculator is an online tool that displays the reduced or simplified form of fraction. All you have to do is provide the input value i.e. fraction in the input field and click on the enter button to get the output displayed in no time. This handy tool makes your calculations faster and displays the output in no time. The Simple Calculator will reduce fractions, improper fractions to the simplest form, and even shows the work involved step by step. The calculator will divide both numerator and denominator by their Greatest Common Factor and reduce it to its lowest term.

Reducing Fractions Calculator

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## What is meant by Reducing Fractions?

In mathematics, fraction generally defines the part of a whole. The fraction should be represented in the form of numerator and denominator. Fractions are classified into several types such as like, unlike, proper, improper, mixed, and so on. If the given fraction is represented in a large integer value it can be simplified by reducing it to its smallest integer value. For instance, if the numerator and denominator have any common factor then eliminate it.

#### How to Simplify Fractions?

One of the easiest and simplest way to reduce fractions is to use the Reducing Calculator on our page. If you would like to Reduce Fractions manually, there are a couple of ways. We have listed some of them. Find the one that is most appropriate for you and reduce the fractions easily.

Trial and Error Method

While using the trial and error method for simplifying fractions you just need to divide the numerator and denominator by the smallest number that you believe is a common factor for both. Continue the process and after each successful reduction, you need to repeat the process until numerator and denominator have no more factors in common.

Greatest Common Factor Method

In order to use the Greatest Common Factor Method for simplifying fractions, you need to figure out the GCF of both numerator and denominator. After that, divide the numerator and denominator by their Greatest Common Factor.

No matter, which method you opt to simplify fractions it can be tedious and time-consuming. We will suggest you use our Reducing Calculator while working with fractions.

Example

Reduce the fraction 36/45 to its lowest term?

Solution:

For the fraction 36/45, 36 is the numerator and 45 is the denominator

The first step in reducing fractions is to find the GCF of both numerator and denominator

GCF of 36, 45 is 9 the biggest common factor that divides both the numbers

36/45 = (36 ÷ 9)/(45÷ 9)

= 4/5

Therefore, 36/45 can be reduced to the simplest fractions as 4/5

### How to use Reducing Fractions Calculator?

The Procedure to use Reducing Fractions Calculator is listed as under.

• Enter the numerator and denominator in the input field provided for the Calculator.
• Thereafter, click on the Enter Button right next to the input field or from your keyboard.
• Finally, you will get the output i.e reduced form of fractions displayed on the screen. ### FAQs on Reducing Fractions

1. How do you reduce a fraction to its simplest form?

You can reduce a fraction to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and denominator with their GCF.

2. How do you simplify large fractions quickly?

You can use the Reducing Fractions Calculator on our page to simplify large fractions too quickly and easily.

3. What are two ways to simplify fractions?

Two ways of simplifying fractions are by Trial and Error Method and the Greatest Common Factor method.

4. Where can I get Simplifying Fractions Examples Step by Step?

You can find Simplifying Fractions Examples Step by Step on our page.