# How do you simplify the fraction 5/15?

Nov 28, 2016

$\frac{1}{3}$

#### Explanation:

The common factor of $\frac{5}{15}$ is $5$. Divide $5$ and $15$ by $5$.

5 ÷ 5 = 1

15 ÷ 5 = 3

Therefore,

$\frac{5}{15} = \frac{1}{3}$