Question #93d85

2 Answers
Feb 11, 2018

Answer:

The simplified form is #5/6#.

Explanation:

To simplify fractions, you can write out factors on the numerator and the denominator and cancel out any that are in common, like this:

#color(white)(....)10/12#

#=(5*2)/(6*2)#

#=(5*color(red)(cancel(color(black)2)))/(6*color(red)(cancel(color(black)2)))#

#=5/6#

#=5/(2*3)#

This is the simplest form since there are no more common factors.

Feb 11, 2018

Answer:

See below...

Explanation:

#10# and #12# both are factors of #2#.

#therefore# if we divide the top and bottom numbers by #2# we can simplify the fraction.

#10/2=5#
#12/2=6#

#therefore 10/12 = 5/6#

#5# and #6# have no common factors except #1# would have no effect on simplifying the fraction.

This means #5/6# is the simplest form.