Everyday maths 2 (Wales)
Everyday maths 2 (Wales)

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7.1 Simplifying fractions

Watch the video below which looks at how to simplify fractions before having a go yourself in Activity 14.

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Activity 14: Simplifying fractions

Show the following fractions in simplest form, where possible:

  • a.25 divided by 75

     

  • b.12 divided by 36

     

  • c.72 divided by 96

     

  • d.32 divided by 48

     

  • e.five divided by 126

     

  • f.164 divided by 256

Answer

  • a.25 divided by 75 = one divided by three

     

  • b.12 divided by 36 = one divided by three

     

  • c.72 divided by 96 = three divided by four

     

  • d.32 divided by 48 = two divided by three

     

  • e.five divided by 126 can’t be simplified

     

  • f.164 divided by 256 = 41 divided by 64

Next you’ll look at expressing a quantity of an amount as a fraction.


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