







Why express fractions in lowest terms? 
20141009 

John pose la question : I teach in a Faculty of Education. A colleague in the university asked me about fractions and lowest terms. I am quoting the person below, and would appreciate your insights into the question/thought.
"One I'm struggling with is why (for example) 6/18 is not considered as good an answer to a fraction question as 1/3. The traditional response is that 6/18 is not in lowest terms so the question has not been finished until the fraction is reduced, but what actually makes the lowest terms answer the better one? Is it convention? Is there a way to explain why simplest form answers in fractions are right and and anything else is considered incorrect without alluding to some need for this 'good habit' elsewhere in math or science? Is there a reallife reason?"
Thank you for any insights and if you have nothing to offer to this query, that is fine too. I appreciate your consideration.
John Robert Dawson lui répond. 





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Divide and reduce to lowest terms. 
20090906 

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Use the cancellation technique as needed
4 2/3 divided by 12
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Put in lowest terms 6a^2c/8ab 
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Lowest terms 
20070417 

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Write each rate or ratio as a fraction in lowest terms 
20070417 

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Fractions in lowest terms 
20011205 

Thomas pose la question : how to change decimal to a fraction in the lowest terms .7 .65 .019 .0111 .225 .1225 .625 .25 .025 .26 .875 .5 .75 .750 .33 .09 .44 .15 .12 .90 .044 .2500 .95 .500 .02 .40 .125 .1276 .00009 .45 .125 .1276 .375 .975 .054 .0005 .20 .2 .0001 .85 .80 .9 .0007 9.8 10.17 25.75 48.4 80.35 19.64 276.20 31.042 18.1034 Penny Nom lui répond. 





I am in lowest terms. 
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