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 2202 January 1, 1970
Simplifying proper fractions – medium 0 B 1670 January 1, 1970
Simplifying proper fractions – hard 0 B 1815 January 1, 1970
Mixed numbers
Simplifying mixed numbers – easy 0 B 2143 January 1, 1970
Simplifying mixed numbers – medium 0 B 1400 January 1, 1970
Simplifying mixed numbers – hard 0 B 1645 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions – easy 0 B 1558 January 1, 1970
Improper fractions
Simplifying improper fractions – medium 0 B 1698 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions – hard 0 B 1408 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – easy 0 B 1228 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – medium 0 B 1209 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers – hard 0 B 1462 January 1, 1970


Simplifying numerical fractions worksheets for students

Worksheet Name File Size Downloads Upload date
Simplifying proper fractions 0 B 1751 January 1, 1970
Simplifying mixed numbers 0 B 1606 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions into mixed numbers 0 B 1210 January 1, 1970
Simplifying improper fractions 0 B 1354 January 1, 1970


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