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):**

12 ÷ 44 = 0 Remainder 12

44 ÷ 12 = 3 Remainder 8

12 ÷ 8 = 1 Remainder 4

8 ÷ 4 = 2 Remainder 0

The Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) of 12 and 44 is **4**.

**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 (4):

12 | = | 12 ÷ 4 | = | 3 |

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44 | 44 ÷ 4 | 11 |