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 0 B 2255 January 1, 1970
Simplifying proper fractions – medium 0 B 1698 January 1, 1970
Simplifying proper fractions – hard 0 B 1843 January 1, 1970
Mixed numbers
Simplifying mixed numbers – easy 0 B 2174 January 1, 1970
Simplifying mixed numbers – medium 0 B 1425 January 1, 1970
Simplifying mixed numbers – hard 0 B 1674 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions – easy 0 B 1612 January 1, 1970
Improper fractions
Simplifying improper fractions – medium 0 B 1723 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions – hard 0 B 1437 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – easy 0 B 1261 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – medium 0 B 1233 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – hard 0 B 1485 January 1, 1970


Simplifying numerical fractions worksheets for students

Worksheet Name File Size Downloads Upload date
Simplifying proper fractions 0 B 1786 January 1, 1970
Simplifying mixed numbers 0 B 1631 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers 0 B 1230 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions 0 B 1377 January 1, 1970


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