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Grade 6
Fractions - Ascending|Descending Order, Reduce to
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Reduce the following fractions to the lowest terms:


A)

B)
612
912

517

D)

C)
913

E)
432
1152

G)

552

1200
J)

360

1080
M)
1482

1760

840

516
1188

O)
440
920

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828

N)
950

L)
1320

935

K)
855

I)
165

506

H)
570

675
F)

198

432

396
1128

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A)

51

B)

76

47

C)

83

16

25

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

If we divide the
numerator and the

If we divide the
numerator and the

If we divide the
numerator and the

denominator of

612
912

denominator of

517
913

denominator of

432
675

by the HCF of 612


and 912, then we can

by the HCF of 517


and 913, then we can

by the HCF of 432


and 675, then we can

find out the lowest

find out the lowest

find out the lowest

term of

612
912

term of

517
913

term of

432
675

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Let us now find the


HCF of 912 and 612.

Let us now find the


HCF of 913 and 517.

Let us now find the


HCF of 675 and 432.

All prime factors of


912:

All prime factors of


913:

All prime factors of


675:

|
912

2 is a
factor of
912

11 |
913

11 is a
factor of
913

3 |
675

3 is a
factor of
675

|
456

2 is a
factor of
456

83 | 83

83 is a
factor of
83

3 |
225

3 is a
factor of
225

2 is a

3 | 75

3 is a

228

factor of
228

|
114

2 is a
factor of
114

| 57

19 | 19

3 is a
factor of
57
19 is a
factor of
19

|1

factor of
75

Thus,
913 = 11 83.
Step 3
All prime factors of
517:
11 |
517

11 is a
factor of

5 is a
factor of
25

5 |5

5 is a
factor of 5

|1

517
47 | 47

|1

47 is a
factor of
47

|1
Thus,

Thus,
675 = 3 3 3 5
5.
Step 3
All prime factors of

912 = 2 2 2 2
3 19.

Thus,
517 = 11 47.

Step 3

Step 4

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5 | 25

432:
2 |

2 is a

factor of
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All prime factors of


612:
2

2 is a

612

factor of
612

|
306
|
153

| 51

17 | 17

216

Step 5
Therefore, the lowest

2 is a
factor of

517

term of

3 is a
factor of
153

517

913

3 is a
factor of
51

913

2 |
108

2 is a
factor of
108

2 | 54

2 is a

factor of
54

11

factor of
27

17 is a

47

83

3 |9

3 is a
factor of 9

3 |3

3 is a
factor of 3

|1

|1

Thus,
612 = 2 2 3 3

Thus,
432 = 2 2 2 2

17.

3 3 3.

Step 4

Step 4

The HCF of 912 and


612 is = 2 2 3

The HCF of 675 and


432 is = 3 3 3

= 12.

= 27.

Step 5

Step 5

Therefore, the lowest


612

term of

3 is a

3 | 27

11

factor of
17

D)

2 is a
factor of

2 |
216

517 is = 11
= 11.

306
3

432

The HCF of 913 and

912

Therefore, the lowest

612

432

12

27

912

675

12

27

51

76

432

term of

E)

33

92

F)

46

16

675

25

85

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

If we divide the

If we divide the

If we divide the

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numerator and the


denominator of
432
1152

lowest term of

432
1152

.
Step 2
Let us now find the
HCF of 1152 and
432.
All prime factors of
1152:
2 |
1152

2 is a
factor of
1152

2 | 576

2 is a
factor of
576

2 is a
factor of
144

2 | 72

2 | 36

2 | 18

3 |9

3 |3

term of

198
552

term of

506
935

Step 2

Step 2

Let us now find the


HCF of 552 and 198.
All prime factors of
552:

Let us now find the


HCF of 935 and 506.
All prime factors of
935:

|
552

2 is a

|
276

2 is a
factor of

factor of
552

|
935

11 |
187

276
|
138

2 is a
factor of
138

| 69

3 is a
factor of
69

23 | 23

23 is a
factor of
23

|1

17 | 17

552 = 2 2 2 3
23.

All prime factors of


198:
2

|
198

| 99

| 33

11 is a
factor of
17 is a
factor of
17

Thus,
935 = 5 11 17.
Step 3
All prime factors of
506:
|
506

11 |
253

2 is a
factor of
506
11 is a
factor of
253

23 | 23

2 is a
factor of
198

factor of
935

|1

Step 3

5 is a

187

2 is a
factor of
18

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935

and 935, then we can


find out the lowest

Thus,

|1

506

and 552, then we can


find out the lowest

2 is a
factor of
36

3 is a
factor of
3

552

denominator of

by the HCF of 506

2 is a
factor of
72

3 is a
factor of
9

198

numerator and the

by the HCF of 198

2 is a
factor of
288

2 | 144

denominator of

by the HCF of

432 and 1152, then


we can find out the

2 | 288

numerator and the

23 is a
factor of
23

|1

3 is a
factor of
99
3 is a
factor of

Thus,
506 = 2 11 23.
Step 4

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Thus,
1152 = 2 2 2 2
2 2 2 3 3.

factor of
33

11 | 11

Step 3
All prime factors of
432:
2 |
432

2 is a
factor of
432

2 |
216

2 is a
factor of
216

2 |

2 is a
factor of
108

108
2 | 54

3 | 27

3 |9

2 is a
factor of
54

|1

Step 5
Therefore, the lowest
506

term of

935

Thus,
198 = 2 3 3 11.

506

Step 4

11

The HCF of 552 and


198 is = 2 3
= 6.
Step 5
Therefore, the lowest
198

term of

552

935
11
=

46
85

198

3 is a
factor of
27

6
552

3 is a

factor of 9
3 |3

11 is a
factor of
11

The HCF of 935 and


506 is = 11
= 11.

3 is a
factor of 3

33
92

|1
Thus,
432 = 2 2 2 2
3 3 3.
Step 4
The HCF of 1152 and
432 is = 2 2 2 2
33
= 144.
Step 5
Therefore, the lowest
term of

432
1152

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432
144
1152
144
=

G)

3
8

19

H)

40

11

I)

24

69

70

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

If we divide the
numerator and the
denominator of

If we divide the
numerator and the

If we divide the
numerator and the

570
1200

by the HCF of

570 and 1200, then


we can find out the
lowest term of

570
1200

.
Step 2
Let us now find the
HCF of 1200 and
570.
All prime factors of
1200:
2 |
1200

2 is a
factor of
1200

2 | 600

2 | 300

2 | 150

3 | 75

denominator of

2 is a
factor of
600
2 is a
factor of
300
2 is a
factor of
150
3 is a
factor of
75

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165
360

by the HCF of 165


and 360, then we can
find out the lowest
term of

165
360

denominator of

828
840

by the HCF of 828


and 840, then we can
find out the lowest
term of

828
840

Step 2

Step 2

Let us now find the


HCF of 360 and 165.

Let us now find the


HCF of 840 and 828.

All prime factors of


360:

All prime factors of


840:

2 |
360

2 is a
factor of
360

2 |
840

2 is a
factor of
840

2 |

2 is a
factor of
180

2 |

2 is a
factor of
420

2 | 90

2 is a
factor of
90

2 |
210

2 is a
factor of
210

3 | 45

3 is a
factor of
45

3 |
105

3 is a
factor of
105

3 | 15

3 is a
factor of
15

5 | 35

5 is a
factor of
35

5 |5

5 is a
factor of 5

7 |7

7 is a
factor of 7

180

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5 | 25

5 |5

5 is a
factor of
25
5 is a
factor of
5

|1
Thus,
1200 = 2 2 2 2
3 5 5.
Step 3

|1

|1

Thus,
360 = 2 2 2 3
3 5.

Thus,
840 = 2 2 2 3
5 7.

Step 3

Step 3

All prime factors of


165:

All prime factors of


828:

|
165

3 is a
factor of
165

|
828

2 is a
factor of
828

| 55

5 is a

|
414

2 is a

|
207

3 is a
factor of

All prime factors of


570:
2

|
570
|
285
| 95

19 | 19

2 is a
factor of
570
3 is a
factor of
285
5 is a
factor of
95
19 is a
factor of
19

|1

factor of
55
11 | 11

207

|1

23 | 23

Step 4
The HCF of 360 and
165 is = 3 5
= 15.
Step 5

The HCF of 1200 and


570 is = 2 3 5

15

= 30.

360

Step 5

15

1200

570
30
1200

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165

term of
165

570

| 69

11
24

360

3 is a
factor of
69

Thus,
165 = 3 5 11.

Step 4

Therefore, the lowest

11

Therefore, the lowest

Thus,
570 = 2 3 5 19.

term of

11 is a
factor of

factor of
414

23 is a
factor of
23

|1
Thus,
828 = 2 2 3 3
23.
Step 4
The HCF of 840 and
828 is = 2 2 3
= 12.
Step 5
Therefore, the lowest
term of

828
840

828
12
840
12

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1200

30
=

J)

19

70

40

19

69

K)

24

L)

43

99

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

If we divide the
numerator and the
denominator of

If we divide the
numerator and the
denominator of

If we divide the
numerator and the
denominator of

855
1080

by the HCF of

855 and 1080, then


we can find out the
lowest term of

855
1080

1320
1760

by the HCF of

1320 and 1760, then


we can find out the
lowest term of

1320
1760

516
1188

by the HCF of

516 and 1188, then


we can find out the
lowest term of

516
1188

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Let us now find the


HCF of 1080 and
855.

Let us now find the


HCF of 1760 and
1320.

Let us now find the


HCF of 1188 and 516.
All prime factors of

All prime factors of


1080:

All prime factors of


1760:

1188:

2 |
1080
2 | 540

2 | 270

3 | 135

3 | 45

3 | 15

5 |5

2 is a
factor of
1080

2 is a
factor of
540

2 is a
factor of
270

3 is a
factor of
135

3 is a
factor of
45

3 is a
factor of
15

5 is a

11 | 11

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|
1760
| 880

| 440

| 220

| 110

| 55

2 is a
factor
of 1188

2 is a
factor
of 1760

| 594

2 is a
factor
of 880

2 is a
factor
of 594

| 297

2 is a
factor
of 440

3 is a
factor
of 297

| 99

2 is a
factor
of 220

3 is a
factor
of 99

| 33

2 is a
factor
of 110

3 is a
factor
of 33

11 | 11

11 is a
factor
of 11

5 is a
factor
of 55

1188

|1

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factor of
5

factor
of 11

|1

|1

Thus,
1188 = 2 2 3 3
3 11.
Step 3

Thus,
1080 = 2 2 2 3
3 3 5.

Thus,
1760 = 2 2 2 2
2 5 11.

Step 3

Step 3

All prime factors of


855:

All prime factors of


1320:

|
855
|
285
| 95

3 is a
factor of
855

3 is a

|
1320
| 660

factor of
285
5 is a
factor of

| 330

19 is a
factor of
19

Thus,
855 = 3 3 5 19.

| 165

| 55

11 | 11

Step 4
The HCF of 1080 and
855 is = 3 3 5
= 45.

Therefore, the lowest


855

term of

1080

855
45
1080

|
258

2 is a

|
129

3 is a
factor of

3 is a
factor
of 165
5 is a
factor
of 55
11 is a
factor
of 11

|1

43 | 43

43 is a
factor of
43

|1
Thus,
516 = 2 2 3 43.
Step 4
The HCF of 1188 and
516 is = 2 2 3
= 12.
Step 5
Therefore, the lowest
516

term of
1320 = 2 2 2 3
5 11.

1188

516
12

Step 4
The HCF of 1760 and
1320 is = 2 2 2
5 11
= 440.

factor of
258

129

2 is a
factor

Step 5

45

24

2 is a
factor of
516

Thus,

Step 5

19

|
516

of 330

|1

2 is a
factor
of 660

95
19 | 19

2 is a
factor
of 1320

All prime factors of


516:

1188
12
=

43
99

Therefore, the lowest


.

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1320
1760

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1320
440
1760
440
=

M)

25

N)

39

11

3
4

O)

23

33

94

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

If we divide the

If we divide the

If we divide the

numerator and the


denominator of

numerator and the

numerator and the


denominator of

950
1482

by the HCF of

lowest term of

950
1482

920

and 920, then we can


find out the lowest
term of

440
920

Let us now find the


HCF of 1482 and
950.
All prime factors of
1482:
|
1482
| 741

13 | 247

19 | 19

2 is a
factor
of 1482
3 is a
factor
of 741
13 is a
factor
of 247
19 is a
factor
of 19

1128

|
920

2 is a
factor of
920

396 and 1128, then


we can find out the
1128

|
460

Step 2
Let us now find the
HCF of 1128 and 396.
All prime factors of
1128:
|
1128

2 is a
factor of
460

2 is a
factor
of 1128

| 564

|
230

2 is a
factor of
230

2 is a
factor
of 564

| 282

|
115

5 is a
factor of
115

2 is a
factor
of 282

| 141

23 | 23

23 is a
factor of
23

3 is a
factor
of 141

47 | 47

|1
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396

|1
Thus,
1482 = 2 3 13

by the HCF of

Let us now find the


HCF of 920 and 440.
All prime factors of
920:
2

396

lowest term of

Step 2

Step 2

440

by the HCF of 440

950 and 1482, then


we can find out the

denominator of

47 is a
factor
of 47

|1
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1482 = 2 3 13
19.
Step 3
All prime factors of
950:
2

|
950
|
475
| 95

2 is a
factor of
950
5 is a
factor of
475

Step 3
All prime factors of
440:
2

|
440

19 is a
factor of
19

2 is a
factor of

Step 3
All prime factors of
396:
2

2 is a

|
198

2 is a
factor of

|
110

2 is a
factor of
110

| 99

| 55

5 is a
factor of
55

3 is a
factor of
99

| 33

11 is a
factor of
11

3 is a
factor of
33

11 | 11

11 is a
factor of
11

Thus,
950 = 2 5 5 19.

198

|1
|1

The HCF of 1482 and


950 is = 2 19
= 38.

Thus,
440 = 2 2 2 5

Step 5

11.

Therefore, the lowest

Step 4

950

term of

factor of
396

2 is a
factor of
220

11 | 11

Step 4

|
396

|
220

|1

Thus,
396 = 2 2 3 3
11.

The HCF of 920 and


440 is = 2 2 2 5
= 40.

Step 4

950

Step 5

The HCF of 1128 and


396 is = 2 2 3
= 12.

38

Therefore, the lowest

Step 5

1482

1482

440

term of

920

38
=

Thus,
1128 = 2 2 2 3
47.

440

5 is a
factor of
95

19 | 19

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Thus,
920 = 2 2 2 5
23.

25
39

Therefore, the lowest


1128

440

12
1128

40
=

11
23

396

40
920

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396

term of

12
.
=

33
94

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