# How do you simplify the fraction #3/12#?

##### 2 Answers

Mar 2, 2018

#### Explanation:

You divide both the numerator an denominator by a common multiple.

In this case you can divide 3 by 3 and 12 by 3 so you get

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Mar 2, 2018

#### Explanation:

Well, you know that the common denominator that easily divisible is 3.

3 divided by 3 is 1.

12 divided by 3 is 4

So your simplified fraction is