Tool to reduce a fraction in lowest term. A Fraction in Lowest Terms (Irreducible Fraction) is a reduced fraction in shich the numerator and the denominator are coprime (they do not share common factors)

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Tool to reduce a fraction in lowest term. A Fraction in Lowest Terms (Irreducible Fraction) is a reduced fraction in shich the numerator and the denominator are coprime (they do not share common factors)

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How to make a fraction in lowest term?

One has to look for the GCD of the numerator and the denominator before dividing them by the GCD.

Let a fraction be 12/10, 12 is the numerator, 10 is the denominator, GCD(12,10) = 2

12/2 = 6 and 10/2 = 5, the irreducible fraction is 6/5.

How to calculate and give the result under the lowest term form?

dCode uses formal calculations in order to keep variables and find the irreducible form.

How to make a fraction from a decimal number?

If the number has a limited decimal development then it only needs to be multiplied by the right power of 10, then simplify the fraction and solve the equation.

0.14 = 0.14/1 = 1.4/10 = 14/100 = 7/50

if the number has a non finite development, then one has to find the repeated portion.

0.166666666... the 6 is repeated infinitely

Let the number be x, one multiplies it by by 10 power the repeated portion length, before subtraction the two and solve the equation.

x = 0.1666666.. and 10x = 1.6666666... so 10x-x = 9x = 1.666666... - 0.1666666... = 1.5

9x = 1.5 so x = 1.5/9 = 15/90 = 1/6.

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