# How do you write the fraction 2/4 in simplest form?

Nov 24, 2016

#### Answer:

$\frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Divide both the numbers by a common factor. Start by dividing by 2

$\frac{2}{4}$

Lets divide both numbers by a common factor 2

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

Now it is not divisible further [ i.e. no common factor to divide further]

Hence answer is $\frac{1}{2}$