How do you simplify the fraction #3/24#?
Observe that 3 will divide exactly into 24 in that
You have two approaches available. The first of these is the more common. The second is the same as the first but it looks different.
Divide top and bottom by 3 giving:
Multiply by 1 and you do not change the value. But 1 comes in many forms so you can change the way the fraction looks without changing its value.