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REVIEW: Simplifying Fractions Name ___________________________________

Key Concept and Vocabulary Visual Model


8
==
2 4 2 unsimplified
12
3 4 3
8

12
Divide numerator
and denominator simplified
by common factor.
2

3

Skill Examples Application Example


2 1
1 2
1. = = 5. Five of the 25 students in
4 2
2 2 your class have a Facebook 5 5
3 1 3 1 account. Write this fraction
2. = =
6 2 3 2 in simplifed form. 5 5

3.
15 3 5 3
= =
5
==
1 5 1 5
20 4 5 4 25
5 5 5
80 4 20 4
4. = = One-fifth of your class has a
100 5 20 5 Facebook account.

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Simplify the fraction.
16 10 6 15
6. = ______ 7. = ______ 8. = ______ 9. = ______
18 12 8 45

12 14 6 20
10. = ______ 11. = ______ 12. = ______ 13. = ______
40 21 2 50

12 20 75 21
14. = ______ 15. = ______ 16. = ______ 17. = ______
30 15 85 35

Shade the model so that the fraction is simplified.

18.
=

19.
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20. FACEBOOK Eight of the 24 students in your class have a Facebook account.
Write this fraction in simplified form.

21. SIMPLIFYING Write five different fractions that each simplify to two-fifths.

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