A fraction is made up of two parts: a numerator (the top number) and a denominator (the bottom number). When simplifying a fraction, start by listing out the factors of the numerator and then do the same for the denominator. Identify the greatest factor that is common between to the two lists and then divide the numerator and denominator by this amountFor example, if we want to simplify 24/36
The factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12
The factors of 36 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, and 18
The greatest factor that is common between them is 12
Divide the numerator and the denominator by 12
The resulting numerator is 2 and the resulting denominator is 3