Josh Sizemore

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2021-12-20

How do you change $\frac{9}{12}$ to simplest form?

Answer & Explanation

alkaholikd9

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2021-12-21Added 37 answers

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.

$\Rightarrow \frac{9}{12}=\frac{9\xf73}{12\xf73}=\frac{3}{4}$ 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

$\Rightarrow \frac{9}{12}=\frac{3}{4}$

jgardner33v4

Expert

2021-12-22Added 35 answers

Solution:

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 $\frac{9}{12}$ is $\frac{3}{4}$

RizerMix

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2021-12-29Added 437 answers

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

Reduced fraction:

Therefore, 9/12 simplified to lowest terms is 3/4.

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