Irreducible Fraction


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Irreducible Fraction

 

a fraction whose numerator and denominator are relatively prime, that is, have no common divisor—for example, 3/5 or 16/9. Any fraction may be made into an irreducible fraction by dividing both numerator and denominator by the greatest common divisor.

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