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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):
6 ÷ 12 = 0 Remainder 6
12 ÷ 6 = 2 Remainder 0
The Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) of 6 and 12 is 6.
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 (6):
|6||=||6 ÷ 6||=||1|
|12||12 ÷ 6||2|
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