How to Reduce a Fraction?

To reduce fractions may take a few steps if you can’t see the factors right away. The first step would be to factor both the denominator and numerator. The second step is to eliminate those fraction mixes that equal 1. For example, to reduce 25/75, you first factor the numerator and denominator to get (25/75) = (5x5x1)/ (5x5x3). You can see that 5/5 and 5/5 are both equal to 1, so they can be eliminated, and the answer that is left is 1/3. A quicker way to do this is to recognize that 25 multiplied by 3 equals 75, or 25 is one- third of 75. You can find more information here: