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):**

3 ÷ 27 = 0 Remainder 3

27 ÷ 3 = 9 Remainder 0

The Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) of 3 and 27 is **3**.

**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 (3):

3 | = | 3 ÷ 3 | = | 1 |

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27 | 27 ÷ 3 | 9 |