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PAGE: 207SET: ExercisesPROBLEM: 55
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First factor the numerator and denominator.

12 =  2 · 2 · 3

40 =  2 · 2 · 2 · 5

The GCF is the product of the common prime factors in each term.

GCF = 2 · 2 = 4 

Divide the numerator and the denominator by GCF.


Simplifest form of the fraction is .


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