How to reduce (simplify) the common fraction - 68/3 to its simplest equivalent form, irreducible? Result written as an improper fraction, as a mixed number, as a decimal number and as a percentage %

To reduce a fraction divide the numerator and the denominator by their greatest common factor, GCF

Factor both the numerator and the denominator, break them down to prime factors:

in the notation with exponents:


68 = 22 × 17


3 is a prime number, it cannot be factored into other prime factors

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Calculate the greatest common factor, GCF:

Multiply all the common prime factors, by the lowest exponents.


But, the numerator and the denominator have no common factors.


gcf (22 × 17; 3) = 1

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The numerator and the denominator of the fraction are coprime numbers (no common prime factors, GCF = 1), the fraction cannot be reduced (simplified): irreducible fraction.

- 68/3 = - 68/3

Negative improper fraction (|numerator| > |denominator|)
Rewrite the fraction:

As a mixed number (also called a mixed fraction):

Mixed number = a whole number and a proper fraction, of the same sign.


Proper fraction = numerator smaller than denominator.


- 68 ÷ 3 = - 22 and remainder = - 2 =>


- 68 = - 22 × 3 - 2 =>


- 68/3 =


( - 22 × 3 - 2) / 3 =


- 22 - 2/3 =


- 22 2/3

As a decimal number:

- 22 2/3 =


- 22 - 2/3 =


- 22 - 2 ÷ 3 =


- 22.666666666667 ≈


- 22.67

As a percentage:

- 22.666666666667 =


- 22.666666666667 × 100/100 =


- 2,266.666666666667/100 =


- 2,266.666666666667% ≈


- 2,266.67%

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The final answer:
:: written in four ways ::

As a negative improper fraction (|numerator| > |denominator|):
- 68/3 = - 68/3

As a mixed number
(a whole number and a proper fraction, of the same sign):
- 68/3 = - 22 2/3

As a decimal number:
- 68/3 - 22.67

As a percentage:
- 68/3 - 2,266.67%

How to reduce (simplify) the common fraction: - 66/6?


Writing numbers: point '.' used as a decimal mark; two vertical bars surrounding a number, |n|, is the symbol for the absolute value of that number;

Symbols: / fraction bar; ÷ divide; × multiply; - minus; ≈ approximation; = equal;

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The latest fractions reduced to the lowest terms

- 68/3 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
- 68 ÷ 3 = - 22 and remainder = - 2 =>
- 68/3 = ( - 22 × 3 - 2)/3 = - 22 - 2/3 = - 22 2/3
Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
- 5/72 already reduced (simplified) Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
824/216 = (824 ÷ 8)/(216 ÷ 8) = 103/27
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
103 ÷ 27 = 3 and remainder = 22 =>
103/27 = (3 × 27 + 22)/27 = 3 + 22/27 = 3 22/27
Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
- 66/497 already reduced (simplified) Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
143/138 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
143 ÷ 138 = 1 and remainder = 5 =>
143/138 = (1 × 138 + 5)/138 = 1 + 5/138 = 1 5/138
Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
- 436/32 = - (436 ÷ 4)/(32 ÷ 4) = - 109/8
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
- 109 ÷ 8 = - 13 and remainder = - 5 =>
- 109/8 = ( - 13 × 8 - 5)/8 = - 13 - 5/8 = - 13 5/8
Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
1,935/29 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
1,935 ÷ 29 = 66 and remainder = 21 =>
1,935/29 = (66 × 29 + 21)/29 = 66 + 21/29 = 66 21/29
Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
4,318/81 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
4,318 ÷ 81 = 53 and remainder = 25 =>
4,318/81 = (53 × 81 + 25)/81 = 53 + 25/81 = 53 25/81
Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
3,907/87 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
3,907 ÷ 87 = 44 and remainder = 79 =>
3,907/87 = (44 × 87 + 79)/87 = 44 + 79/87 = 44 79/87
Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
28/2,387 = (28 ÷ 7)/(2,387 ÷ 7) = 4/341 Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
13/4 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
13 ÷ 4 = 3 and remainder = 1 =>
13/4 = (3 × 4 + 1)/4 = 3 + 1/4 = 3 1/4
Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
105/1,727 already reduced (simplified) Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
109/420 already reduced (simplified) Aug 11 10:38 UTC (GMT)
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Fractions reducing to lower terms (simplifying). Equivalent fractions

Let's learn by an example, let's simplify the fraction: 12/16

  • Numerator of the fraction. The number that is above the fraction bar, 12, is called the numerator of the fraction;
  • Denominator of the fraction. The number that is below the fraction bar, 16, is called the denominator of the fraction;
  • The value of the fraction. Fraction 12/16 shows us in how many equal parts the number above the fraction bar, 12, is being divided: into 16 equal parts. Thus, the value of the fraction is calculated as:
  • 12 ÷ 16 = 0.75
  • We notice that the two numbers, the numerator and the denominator, are dividing themselves without any remainder by 2, so we divide them by the same number, 2:
  • 12/16 = (12 ÷ 2)/(16 ÷ 2) = 6/8
  • The value of the fraction 6/8 is calculated as:
  • 6 ÷ 8 = 0.75
  • We notice that the value of the fraction 6/8 is equal to that of the fraction 12/16, namely 0.75
  • Reduced (simplified) fraction, Equivalent fraction. The new fraction, 6/8, is equivalent to the original one, 12/16, that is, it represents the same value or proportion of the whole, and it was calculated out of the original fraction by reducing it (simplifying it): both the numerator and the denominator of the fraction were divided by the number 2.
  • Common factor (divisor). The number 2 that was used to divide the two numbers that make up the fraction is called a common factor or a divisor of the numerator and the denominator of the fraction.
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  • The reduced fraction has now a numerator that is equal to 6 and a denominator that is equal to 8.
  • We also notice that the two new numbers, the new numerator and the new denominator, 6 and 8, are also dividing themselves without any remainder by 2 (2 is a common factor of 6 and 8), so we divide them again by 2:
  • 6/8 = (6 ÷ 2)/(8 ÷ 2) = 3/4
  • The value of the fraction 3/4 is calculated as:
  • 3 ÷ 4 = 0.75
  • The new fraction, 3/4, is a reduced fraction (a simplified fraction) and an equivalent of the fractions 12/16 and 6/8
  • Irreducible fraction. Fraction 3/4 is also called an irreducible fraction, in another words it could no longer be reduced or simplified, it is in its simplest form, the numbers 3 and 4, the numerator and the denominator of the fraction, are coprime numbers (prime to each other), not having any common factors other than 1.
  • Reduce fractions to lower terms (simplify), online, with explanations.

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