# How do you simplify 4/8?

Mar 26, 2018

$\frac{4}{8} = \frac{4 \times 1}{4 \times 2} = \frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{4}}} \times 1}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{4}}} \times 2} = \frac{1}{2}$

$\frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

4 is a factor of 8.

If 8 is divided by 4, you will get two.

Because 4 is above 8, the answer is $\frac{1}{2}$