# 3/8 Simplified

## What is 3/8 (⅜) Simplified?

**Answer:**Fraction 3/8 simplified to lowest terms is

**3/8 (⅜)**

The fraction 3/8 is already in the simplest form, so it isn't possible to reduce it any further - numerator **3** and denominator **8** have no common factors other than 1 (one)

## Simplifying Fraction 3/8 using GCF

The first way to simplify the fraction 3/8 (⅜) is to use the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of our numerator [**3**] and denominator [**8**].

GCF of 3 and 8 is **1**

And then divide both the numerator [**3**] and denominator [**8**] by the GCF [**1**].

## Simplifying Fraction 3/8 using Prime Factors

Another method to reduce the fraction 3/8 (⅜) to its simplest form is to use the Prime Factors of numerator [**3**] and denominator [**8**].

Prime Factors of 8: **2,2,2**

Now we can write down a new fraction expressed by its Prime Factors and cancel common factors in numerator and denominator:

## Simplifying Fraction 3/8 by Dividing by the Smallest Possible Number

In order to simplify our fraction we can start dividing both the numerator [**3**] and denominator [**8**] by the smallest possible number (2,3,4,5... and so on), and repeat this until it is impossible to divide without a reminder.

In our case (3/8) there is no possible numbers to divide our numerator and denominator.

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