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Simplify the fraction to lowest terms.
Simplify (or reduce) a fraction to lowest terms by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by the greatest common denominator (GCD).
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Step 1: Calculate the greatest common divisor (GCD):
20 ÷ 50 = 0 Remainder 20
50 ÷ 20 = 2 Remainder 10
20 ÷ 10 = 2 Remainder 0
The Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) of 20 and 50 is 10.
Step 2: Simplifying by the greatest common divisor (GCD):
Since the GCD is greater than 1, the fraction can be simplified directly to lowest terms by this number (10):
|20||=||20 ÷ 10||=||2|
|50||50 ÷ 10||5|
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