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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):
4 ÷ 8 = 0 Remainder 4
8 ÷ 4 = 2 Remainder 0
The Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) of 4 and 8 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):
|4||=||4 ÷ 4||=||1|
|8||8 ÷ 4||2|
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