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 |

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50 | 50 ÷ 10 | 5 |