Our Fraction Simplifier uses the known property of fraction for fraction simplifying. According to this property, any fraction can be replaced by another fraction, equal to the given fraction, but with lesser numerator and denominator.
In order to simplify any fraction, our Fraction Simplifier will calculate the greatest common divisor (GCD), also known as the greatest common factor (GCF), or the highest common factor (HCF) of numerator and denominator that you entered. Then, fraction simplifier calculator will divide the numerator and denominator of the fraction by this number.
* If the greatest common divisor (GCD) = 1, the fraction cannot be simplified and the Fraction Simplifier will display the fraction such as you have entered it.
** For user convenience, our Fraction Simplifier shows the calculated least common multiple (LCM) of numerator and denominator, as well as the decimal expansion of the simplified fraction. If the numerator of the simplified fraction is greater than the denominator, the fraction simplifier calculator will additionally display the result of the fraction conversion in mixed number.