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7 November, 08:37

If the numerator of a fraction is a prime number, can the fraction be simplified? why or why not?

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  1. 7 November, 09:40
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    Yes, a fraction with a numerator that is prime can still be simplified.

    The definition of a prime number is that it's only two factors are 1 and itself.

    If the numerator is prime, it can still be reduced or simplified because it can be divided by itself to get 1.

    For example, the number 7 is a prime number. It's only two factors are 7 and 1.

    The fraction 7/14 is a fraction where numerator is prime.

    7 = 1 because 7 : 7 = 1

    14 2 14 : 7 = 2
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