# Is the fraction 3/8 in lowest terms?

Mar 17, 2017

YES

#### Explanation:

Yes, the fraction $\frac{3}{8}$ is in lowest form as there is no whole number by which we can divide the numerator and denominator.

Mar 17, 2017

3 is a prime number so the fraction is in what people call its simplest form.

#### Explanation:

Yes the fraction$\frac{3}{8}$is in lowest terms because the numerator is 3, a prime number, and whenever there is a prime number in a fraction in either numerator or denominator, it cannot be cut in lower except when the prime number is a factor of the other.