A fraction is in simplest form when the top and bottom cannot be any smaller (while still being whole numbers).

Example: 2/4 can be simplified to 1/2

To simplify a fraction, divide the top and bottom by the highest number that can divide into both numbers exactly.

Example: 2/4 can be simplified to 1/2

To simplify a fraction, divide the top and bottom by the highest number that can divide into both numbers exactly.