6/2 simplified, reduce to its lowest form
When 6/2 is simplified and reduced to its lowest form, we have 3/1.
Find the Highest Common Factor (HCF) of numerator and denominator i.e., HCF of 6 and 2 which is 2.
Divide both the numerator and denominator by the HCF
Reduced fraction: 3/1
Therefore, 6/2 simplified to lowest form is 3/1.
What is Common Factor (cf)?
Common Factors are the integer or number that divides two (or more) other integers or numbers evenly without a remainder.
For example, common factors of number 12 and 24.
Factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12
Factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, and 24
The common factors of number 12 and 24 are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12.
What is Highest Common Factor (HCF)?
The highest common factor (HCF) of two or more numbers is the greatest factor they all share. In other words, HCF of two or more numbers is the largest positive integer that divides each of them without any remainder.
For example, the HCF of 25 and 60 is 5 because 5 is the largest number that can divide both 25 and 60 without any remainder.
Relation Between Least Common Multiple (LCM) and HCF
The LCM of two or more numbers is the smallest number that can divide each of them without any remainder. The HCF of two or more numbers is the largest number that can divide all of the numbers without any remainder.
Numerator and Denominator
The numerator and denominator are the two parts of a fraction. Numerator is the part that is on the top, and the denominator is the part that is on the bottom.