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.

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Simplifying numerical fractions exams for teachers

Exam Name File Size Downloads Upload date
Proper fractions
Simplifying proper fractions – easy 460.6 kB 1663 October 13, 2012
Simplifying proper fractions – medium 460.6 kB 1286 October 13, 2012
Simplifying proper fractions – hard 461.8 kB 1391 October 13, 2012
Mixed numbers
Simplifying mixed numbers – easy 459.8 kB 1685 October 13, 2012
Simplifying mixed numbers – medium 460.1 kB 1035 October 13, 2012
Simplifying mixed numbers – hard 460.2 kB 1277 October 13, 2012
Simplifying improper fractions – easy 460.5 kB 1063 October 13, 2012
Improper fractions
Simplifying improper fractions – medium 460.5 kB 1364 October 13, 2012
Simplifying improper fractions – hard 460.7 kB 1105 October 13, 2012
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – easy 460.7 kB 953 October 13, 2012
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – medium 459.9 kB 962 October 13, 2012
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – hard 460 kB 1152 October 13, 2012


Simplifying numerical fractions worksheets for students

Worksheet Name File Size Downloads Upload date
Simplifying proper fractions 503.3 kB 1338 October 14, 2012
Simplifying mixed numbers 509.2 kB 1342 October 14, 2012
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers 506.3 kB 985 October 14, 2012
Simplifying improper fractions 509.5 kB 1052 October 14, 2012


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