72/15 Simplified

What is 72/15 Simplified?

Answer: Fraction 72/15 simplified to lowest terms is 24/5
72
/
15
=
24
/
5

24/5 is the simplified fraction of 72/15.

Since the numerator [72] is greater than the denominator [15] of the fraction (it's called an improper fraction), so we can convert it into a mixed fraction with a whole number:

24
/
5
=4
4
/
5

Simplifying Fraction 72/15 using GCF

The first way to simplify the fraction 72/15 is to use the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of our numerator [72] and denominator [15].

GCF of 72 and 15 is 3

And then divide both the numerator [72] and denominator [15] by the GCF [3].

72 ÷ 3
/
15 ÷ 3
=
24
/
5

Simplifying Fraction 72/15 using Prime Factors

Another method to reduce the fraction 72/15 to its simplest form is to use the Prime Factors of numerator [72] and denominator [15].

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

2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3
/
3 × 5
=
24
/
5

Simplifying Fraction 72/15 by Dividing by the Smallest Possible Number

In order to simplify our fraction we can start dividing both the numerator [72] and denominator [15] by the smallest possible number (2,3,4,5... and so on), and repeat this until it is impossible to divide without a reminder.

72 ÷ 3
/
15 ÷ 3
=
24
/
5

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What is 72/15 Simplified?

Fraction 72/15 simplified to lowest terms is 24/5