How to reduce (simplify) the common fraction 124,248/4 to its simplest equivalent form, irreducible? Result written as an improper fraction, as an integer number and as a percentage %

Reduce (simplify) 124,248/4

Detailed calculations and explanations, below

Ordinary fractions. Introduction

The fraction consists of two numbers and a fraction bar: 124,248/4


The number above the bar is called numerator: 124,248


The number below the bar is called denominator: 4


The fraction bar means that the two numbers are dividing themselves.


To get fraction's value divide the numerator by the denominator:
Value = 124,248 ÷ 4



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

To calculate the greatest common factor, GCF:


1. Build the prime factorizations of the numerator and denominator.


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


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

Prime Factorization of a number: finding the prime numbers that multiply together to make that number.


In exponential notation:
124,248 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 31 × 167 = 23 × 3 × 31 × 167;
124,248 is a composite number;


In exponential notation:
4 = 2 × 2 = 22;
4 is a composite number;


* Positive integers that are only dividing by themselves and 1 are called prime numbers.
* A composite number is a positive integer that has at least one factor (divisor) other than 1 and itself.

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Calculate the greatest common factor, GCF:

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


gcf (23 × 3 × 31 × 167; 22) = 22

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Divide both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, GCF:

124,248/4 =


(23 × 3 × 31 × 167)/22 =


((23 × 3 × 31 × 167) ÷ 22) / (22 ÷ 22) =


(2 × 3 × 31 × 167)/1 =


(2 × 3 × 31 × 167) =


31,062


The fraction is now reduced to the lowest terms.


When it's 1 the denominator can be omitted.


Fraction 31,062/1 is a positive improper fraction (numerator > denominator).


Rewrite the fraction

As a positive improper fraction (numerator > denominator):

31,062 = 31,062/1

As a percentage:

'Percent (%)' means 'out of one hundred'.


p% = p 'out of one hundred'.


p% = p/100 = p ÷ 100.


Fraction 100/100 = 100% = 100 ÷ 100 = 1


Multiply a number by the fraction 100/100 and its value doesn't change:

31,062 =


31,062 × 100/100 =


(31,062 × 100)/100 =


3,106,200/100 =


3,106,200%

In other words:

Calculate the fraction's value,


Multiply that number by 100,


Add the percent sign % to it.


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The final answer:
:: written in three ways ::

As a positive improper fraction (numerator > denominator):
124,248/4 = 31,062/1

As an positive integer number:
124,248/4 = 31,062

As a percentage:
124,248/4 = 3,106,200%

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Writing numbers: comma ',' used as a thousands separator; 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; + plus; - minus; ≈ approximation; = equal;

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