Simplifying numerical fractions
Simplifying numerical fractions is a very usefull skill and knowing how to make fractions simpler can make a world of diference. If you are solving an equation in which there are fractions with large numerators or denominators, reducing those fractions to their lowest value will make finding the result much easier. In order to make a fraction simpler, the fraction needs to have at least two numbers that could be divided with same number. For example; you have a fraction 20/40 that can be simplified because both numerator and denominator could be divided with same number (in this case, it is number 20). In the end, you will get the number 1/2 as the result. Dividing both the numerator and the denominator with the same number is very important since it is the only way their ratio will not change and therefore influence the end result. If you want to simplify the fraction as much as possible, the number you use for simplifycation should be the greatest common factor of the numerator and the denominator.
For practice, you can use the worksheets below. They should provide you with enough practice material to help you master this skill as soon as possible.
Simplifying numerical fractions exams for teachers
Exam Name  File Size  Downloads  Upload date 
Proper fractions


Simplifying proper fractions – easy  460.6 kB  1996  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying proper fractions – medium  460.6 kB  1525  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying proper fractions – hard  461.8 kB  1687  October 13, 2012 
Mixed numbers


Simplifying mixed numbers – easy  459.8 kB  2009  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying mixed numbers – medium  460.1 kB  1285  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying mixed numbers – hard  460.2 kB  1526  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying improper fractions – easy  460.5 kB  1402  October 13, 2012 
Improper fractions


Simplifying improper fractions – medium  460.5 kB  1590  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying improper fractions – hard  460.7 kB  1321  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – easy  460.7 kB  1123  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – medium  459.9 kB  1121  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – hard  460 kB  1363  October 13, 2012 
Simplifying numerical fractions worksheets for students
Worksheet Name  File Size  Downloads  Upload date 
Simplifying proper fractions  503.3 kB  1603  October 14, 2012 
Simplifying mixed numbers  509.2 kB  1486  October 14, 2012 
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers  506.3 kB  1111  October 14, 2012 
Simplifying improper fractions  509.5 kB  1241  October 14, 2012 