# How do you reduce 12/18 to its lowest terms?

Mar 4, 2018

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#### Explanation:

To reduce a fraction to it's lowest terms, you must look at the numerator and denominater and see what they have in common. Since 12 and 18 are both divisible by 3, you would divide them by 3.

$\frac{12 \div 3}{18 \div 3}$

Then, you are left with the fraction $\frac{4}{6}$. But, since 4 and 6 are both divisible by 2, you would do that.

$\frac{4 \div 2}{6 \div 2}$

Finally, you end up with $\frac{2}{3}$ with is in the lowest terms.