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):**

8 ÷ 24 = 0 Remainder 8

24 ÷ 8 = 3 Remainder 0

The Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) of 8 and 24 is **8**.

**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 (8):

8 | = | 8 ÷ 8 | = | 1 |

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24 | 24 ÷ 8 | 3 |