How do you simplify the fraction #2/24#?

2 Answers
Mar 18, 2018

#2/24 = (2 xx 1)/(2 xx 12) = (color(red)(cancel(color(black)(2))) xx 1)/(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(2))) xx 12) = 1/12#

Mar 18, 2018

Answer:

#1/12#

Explanation:

Divide the numerator and denominator by the HCF

#2/24" "# they are both even numbers and divisible by #2#

#(2 div 2)/(24 div 2) = 1/12#