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### MEAP Preparation - Grade 5 Mathematics1.65 Improper Fractions

 To reduce an improper fraction to lowest terms, divide the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor (GCF). This is also called simplifying the fraction. We reduce a fraction to lowest terms by finding an equivalent fraction in which the numerator and denominator are as small as possible. This means that there is no number, except 1, that can be divided evenly into both the numerator and the denominator. Example: Reduce 20/16 to the simplest form. Common factor of 20 and 16 is 2 Therefore 20/16 can be written as 10/8 Common factor of 10 and 18 is 2 Therefore 10/8 can be written as 5/4 20/16 = 10/8 = 5/4 Answer: 5/4 Example: Add 5/4 + 7/4 and reduce to the simplest form. Add 5/4 + 7/4 which gives 12/4. 12/4 = 3 Answer: 3 Directions: Answer the following question. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
 Q 1: A proper fraction is ___________ a whole.less thanmore thanequal to Q 2: Reduce 16/4 =33 1/44 1/44 Q 3: Reduce 15/6 =32 1/222 1/3 Q 4: Reduce 19/6 =343 1/193 1/6 Q 5: Add & reduce 6/3 + 5/3 =433 2/33 1/3 Q 6: Add & reduce 21/7 + 4/7 =4 3/73 1/733 4/7 Q 7: Subtract and reduce 5/4 - 3/4 =1/41/31/2 Q 8: Subtract and reduce 16/3 - 3/3 =2 1/33 1/35 1/34 1/3 Question 9: This question is available to subscribers only! Question 10: This question is available to subscribers only!