7 November, 08:37
If the numerator of a fraction is a prime number, can the fraction be simplified? why or why not?
7 November, 09:40
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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