FINDING EQUIVALENT FRACTION VIA REDUCING TO LOWEST TERM -
Writing Fraction in Lowest Term -
Step.1) List factors of the smaller number.
Step.2) Check for common factors
Step.3) Divide both numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor.
Example.1) Find out whether the fraction ------ is equivalent or not?
Ans.) Here the given fraction is 36/54.
As per the rules, first we have to find out the common factor by which we can divide both denominator and numerator.
So, here in fraction ------ we can observe
that, both the denominator and numerator is divisible by 9. Now the obtained fraction is 4/6. Now both the numerator & denominator are divisible by 2.
now, the new obtained fraction is 2/3, and this is the simplest form of the 36/54. Also proven that given fraction 36/54 is equivalent fraction. (Ans.)