they can be simplified through division
q: what happens to the common factors in the numerator and the denominator?
in fractions, if there are common factors in the numerator and the denominator, they can be simplified through division. since the factors in the numerator and denominator are equal, they would be equivalent to 1 and can be 'cancelled'.
obseve the example below:
the numerator has a value of 9 and the denominator has a value of 81.
numerator: the numerator has a gcf of 3, and can be expressed through the following:
9 = 3 * 3 =
denominator: the denominator has a gcf of 3 as well, and can be expressed through the following:
81 = 9 * 9 = 3 * 3 * 3 * 3 =
combining the values of the numerator and denomintor into one equation, we can write it as:
we can cancel 9 from both numerator and denominator. doing so would yield the following value:
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(203/4) - (233/6)
(609/12) - (466/12)
answer: 11 11/12 kilos