# How can you use division to simplify a fraction?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 19, 2016

You divide the numerator and denominator by a number

#### Explanation:

So you're trying to simplify a fraction

if that fraction is

find a whole number that can divide into the numerator and denominator.

if that whole number was 5, then we calculate

now the fraction is simplified to

now that whole number we're using to divide is 2, calculate

When we add both of those whole numbers

if you tried evaluating