# 72/12 Simplified

## What is 72/12 Simplified?

**Answer:**Fraction 72/12 simplified to lowest terms is

**6/1**

**6/1** is the simplified fraction of **72/12**.

Since the numerator [**72**] is greater than the denominator [**12**] and numerator is a multiple of the denominator, so we can convert it into a whole number:

**6**

## Simplifying Fraction 72/12 using GCF

The first way to simplify the fraction 72/12 is to use the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of our numerator [**72**] and denominator [**12**].

GCF of 72 and 12 is **12**

And then divide both the numerator [**72**] and denominator [**12**] by the GCF [**12**].

## Simplifying Fraction 72/12 using Prime Factors

Another method to reduce the fraction 72/12 to its simplest form is to use the Prime Factors of numerator [**72**] and denominator [**12**].

Prime Factors of 72: **2,2,2,3,3**

Prime Factors of 12: **2,2,3**

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

## Simplifying Fraction 72/12 by Dividing by the Smallest Possible Number

In order to simplify our fraction we can start dividing both the numerator [**72**] and denominator [**12**] by the smallest possible number (2,3,4,5... and so on), and repeat this until it is impossible to divide without a reminder.

**2**

**2**

**2**

**2**

**3**

**3**

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