# Come si scrive la frazione  3/6  nella forma più semplice?

3/6=1/2

#### Spiegazione:

We have to find a color(blue)"common factor" that will divide into 3 and 6 and reduce the fraction.

This process is called color(blue)"cancelling"

The only factor that is common to 3 and 6 is color(red)(3)

rArr3/6=(3÷3)/(6÷3)=1/2larr" in simplest form"

This is usually written as follows.

3/6=cancel(3)^1/cancel(6)^2=1/2

A fraction is in color(blue)"simplest form" when no other factor apart from 1 will divide into the numerator/denominator.