Answer & Explanation
It is necessary to find a number that divides into both 9 and 12 in order to express a fraction in its simplest form. The largest number is ideal.
The largest number that divides into both in this situation is 3.
Now, multiply 9 and 12 by 3.
in simplest form
Usually, thask of dividing both numbers by 3 is performed mentally, stroking out the number and replacing it by the value remaining after division.This is called cancelling
The largest common factor between the denominator and the numerator must first be identified. 1 and 3 and 9 are the factors of nine. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12 make up the number 12. Therefore, 3 is the number that 9 and 12 have in common. Thus, multiply both sides by 3.So the simplest form of is
Find the GCD (or HCF) of numerator and denominator
GCD of 9 and 12 is 3
Divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCD
Therefore, 9/12 simplified to lowest terms is 3/4.
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