How do you write the fraction #3/12# in simplest form?

2 Answers
Nov 23, 2016

Answer:

#=1/4#

Explanation:

cancel out any common factors

#3/12=(1xx3)/(4xx3)#

#=(1xxcancel(3))/(4xxcancel(3))#

#=1/4#

Apr 25, 2017

Answer:

#1/4#

Explanation:

Look fir the biggest number which divides into both the numerator and the denominator. (This is the HCF)

You have to divide the top and the bottom by the SAME number.

#3 and 12# are both multiples of #3#.

#(3div3)/(12div3) = 1/4#