What is #16/64# simplified?
Both the numerator and denominator can be divided by
If you get really stuck you can always try this type of approach.
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:
It is much faster if you spot that
Find a common divisor:
See the solution process below:
We can rewrite this expression as:
Now, we can cancel common terms in the numerator and denominator: