How to reduce (simplify) the common fraction 23/19 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:

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


19 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 (23; 19) = 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.

Positive 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.


23 ÷ 19 = 1 and remainder = 4 =>


23 = 1 × 19 + 4 =>


23/19 =


(1 × 19 + 4) / 19 =


1 + 4/19 =


4/19

As a decimal number:

4/19 =


1 + 4/19 =


1 + 4 ÷ 19 =


1.210526315789 ≈


1.21

As a percentage:

1.210526315789 =


1.210526315789 × 100/100 =


121.052631578947/100 =


121.052631578947% ≈


121.05%

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

As a positive improper fraction (numerator > denominator):
23/19 = 23/19

As a mixed number
(a whole number and a proper fraction, of the same sign):
23/19 = 4/19

As a decimal number:
23/191.21

As a percentage:
23/19121.05%

How to reduce (simplify) the common fraction: 29/25?


Writing numbers: point '.' used as a decimal mark;

Symbols: / fraction bar; ÷ divide; × multiply; + plus; ≈ approximation; = equal;

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23/19 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
23 ÷ 19 = 1 and remainder = 4 =>
23/19 = (1 × 19 + 4)/19 = 1 + 4/19 = 1 4/19
Jul 02 21:59 UTC (GMT)
497/583 already reduced (simplified) Jul 02 21:59 UTC (GMT)
1,074/15 = (1,074 ÷ 3)/(15 ÷ 3) = 358/5
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
358 ÷ 5 = 71 and remainder = 3 =>
358/5 = (71 × 5 + 3)/5 = 71 + 3/5 = 71 3/5
Jul 02 21:59 UTC (GMT)
1,712/36 = (1,712 ÷ 4)/(36 ÷ 4) = 428/9
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
428 ÷ 9 = 47 and remainder = 5 =>
428/9 = (47 × 9 + 5)/9 = 47 + 5/9 = 47 5/9
Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
58/12 = (58 ÷ 2)/(12 ÷ 2) = 29/6
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
29 ÷ 6 = 4 and remainder = 5 =>
29/6 = (4 × 6 + 5)/6 = 4 + 5/6 = 4 5/6
Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
2,012/4,860 = (2,012 ÷ 4)/(4,860 ÷ 4) = 503/1,215 Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
503/100 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
503 ÷ 100 = 5 and remainder = 3 =>
503/100 = (5 × 100 + 3)/100 = 5 + 3/100 = 5 3/100
Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
69/4 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
69 ÷ 4 = 17 and remainder = 1 =>
69/4 = (17 × 4 + 1)/4 = 17 + 1/4 = 17 1/4
Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
3,213/446 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
3,213 ÷ 446 = 7 and remainder = 91 =>
3,213/446 = (7 × 446 + 91)/446 = 7 + 91/446 = 7 91/446
Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
272/127 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
272 ÷ 127 = 2 and remainder = 18 =>
272/127 = (2 × 127 + 18)/127 = 2 + 18/127 = 2 18/127
Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
7,503/10,000 already reduced (simplified) Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
297/226 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
297 ÷ 226 = 1 and remainder = 71 =>
297/226 = (1 × 226 + 71)/226 = 1 + 71/226 = 1 71/226
Jul 02 21:58 UTC (GMT)
- 115/12 already reduced (simplified)
Improper fraction, rewrite it as a mixed number:
- 115 ÷ 12 = - 9 and remainder = - 7 =>
- 115/12 = ( - 9 × 12 - 7)/12 = - 9 - 7/12 = - 9 7/12
Jul 02 21:58 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.
  • Find all the divisors of a number or all the common factors of two numbers, online.
  • 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.
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