# How do you simplify the fraction 2/8?

Apr 25, 2017

$\frac{1}{4}$

#### Explanation:

To simplify a fraction divide the top and bottom by the highest common factor.

This means look for the biggest number than divides into both.

$2 \mathmr{and} 8$ are both multiples of $2$

$\frac{2 \div 2}{8 \div 2} = \frac{1}{4}$