# How can GCF help when simplifying a fraction?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 4, 2016

#### Answer:

Please see following example.

#### Explanation:

Let a fraction be

Normally, as numerator and denominator are even, we will divide each by

This will go on till they cannot be divided any further by a number other than

On the contrary if we take GCF of

In earlier method it would have been

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