# What is #16/64# simplified?

##### 4 Answers

#### Explanation:

Simplify:

Both the numerator and denominator can be divided by

If you get really stuck you can always try this type of approach.

#### Explanation:

Lets do it in stages

Observe that both the top and bottom numbers are even. So we may divide by 2.

For multiply and divide; what you do to the bottom you do to the top

Again they are both even so we have:

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It is much faster if you spot that

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#### Explanation:

Find a common divisor:

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See the solution process below:

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite this expression as:

Now, we can cancel common terms in the numerator and denominator: