## How to Convert Fractions to Lowest Terms

In the Civil Service Examination and in many mathematics examinations, results that are fractions are usually required to be converted to their **lowest terms**. The numerator and the denominator of a fraction in lowest terms cannot be divided by any similar integer. Knowledge of divisibility rules can be helpful in this process.

Example 1: Convert to lowest terms.

In the first example, we can see that the numerator and the denominator are both divisible by 3. Dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 3 gives us 2/3.

Note that dividing both the numerator and the denominator by the same integer does not change the value of the fraction. » Read more