These free reducing fractions to lowest terms worksheets will teach the 3rd grader students the basics of fractions and also make their skills better. Here, we have given 10 free printable pages in 3 different worksheets.
3 Ways for Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms
We have discussed 3 different types of fractions in these reducing fractions to lowest terms worksheets. You can also show fractions on a number line for better understanding.
Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms Worksheets: Proper Fractions
While reducing the proper fractions to the lowest terms of fractions, you need to divide both the numbers by their common greater factor.
Suppose you have a fraction of 9/24.
The factors of numerators are 1,3,9. And the factors of the denominators are 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,24.
So, the common greater factors between the two numbers are 3.
Now, divide the numerator and denominator by 3. Then we will get the fraction ⅜. So, our answer will be ⅜.
Practice the below-reducing fractions to lowest terms worksheets for better understanding.
Simplifying Improper Fractions to Lowest Terms Worksheets
Improper fractions are the fractions where the numerator is greater than the denominator. But the simplifying procedure is the same as before. You need to find out the greater common factors for both the numerator and the denominators.
Take an example of an improper fraction such as 18/8.
The factors of the numerators are 1,2,3,6,9 and 18
The factors of the denominators are 1, 2, 4, and 8.
So, the greater common factor is 2.
Now, divide both the numbers by two. You will get 9/4.
This is the simplest form of the given improper fractions.
Here is the PDF for reducing fractions to the lowest terms worksheets. All the problems here are for improper fractions.
Reducing Mixed Fractions to Lowest Terms
You need to make the mixed fractions into improper fractions first. To do so, You need to multiply the whole number with the denominator and then add the numerator with the value. The reduction process is all the same.
This is the PDF for reducing mixed fractions to the lowest terms worksheets. Practice them thoroughly to understand the process nicely.
Download Practice Worksheet PDF
This is the combination of all three worksheets into one.
So, in these reducing fractions to lowest terms worksheets explain the way to convert the fractions to their minimum value. We have given practice problems for proper, improper, and mixed fractions. Please, download the free printable worksheets for practice of the 3rd grader students.
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