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8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# Reduce the following fractions to lowest terms.a. 270 810 b. 175 232

(a)

To determine

To calculate: The fraction 270810 in the lowest terms.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided fraction is 270810.

Formula used:

Greatest common divisor method:

Step 1: Divide the denominator by the numerator of the fraction.

Step 2: Now, check the remainder,

(a): If remainder is 0 then stop, thus divisor is the greatest common divisor.

(b): If remainder is 1 then stop, there is no greatest common divisor and thus the fraction is already in its lowest term.

(c): If it is any other number than 0 and 1 then divide the divisor by the remainder.

Step 3: Repeat step 2, if required.

Step 4: Now, divide the numerator and denominator of fraction by the obtained greatest common divisor to get the lowest term.

Calculation:

Consider the fraction 270810.

Divide the denominator 810 by the numerator 270

(b)

To determine

To calculate: The fraction 175232 in the lowest terms.

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