To simplify a fraction, determine the greatest common factor, and then divide it into both the numerator and the denominator. The greatest common factor is the largest number that divides evenly into both numbers in the ... More »

To simplify a fraction, divide both the top number, the numerator, and the bottom number, the denominator, by the greatest common factor. Simplifying a fraction is reducing it to its lowest form. More »

Improper fractions are those in which the numerator (top number) is larger than the denominator (bottom number). According to Math is Fun, improper fractions are better for use in mathematical formulae, but mixed fractio... More »

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To simplify a fraction, divide both the top number, the numerator, and the bottom number, the denominator, by the greatest common factor. Simplifying a fraction is reducing it to its lowest form. More »

A fraction can be converted to its equivalent decimal by dividing its numerator by its denominator. For example, the fraction 3/4 can be converted to a decimal by dividing its numerator (3) by its denominator (4), which ... More »

To change an improper fraction into a mixed number, divide the numerator by the denominator and use the resulting quotient, remainder and divisor as the whole numeral, numerator and denominator, respectively. The mixed n... More »

In fractional math, a numerator is the top number in a fraction, and the denominator is the bottom number. In the fraction one-half, for instance, one is the numerator, and two is the denominator. More »