# How do you simplify the fraction 2/24?

Mar 18, 2018

$\frac{2}{24} = \frac{2 \times 1}{2 \times 12} = \frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} \times 1}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} \times 12} = \frac{1}{12}$

Mar 18, 2018

$\frac{1}{12}$

#### Explanation:

Divide the numerator and denominator by the HCF

$\frac{2}{24} \text{ }$ they are both even numbers and divisible by $2$

$\frac{2 \div 2}{24 \div 2} = \frac{1}{12}$