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# Simplifying Fractions

$$\frac{2}{6}$$ -factor the numerator and denominator completely $$\require{cancel}\frac{2}{3 \cdot 2}$$ -Cancel all common factors $$\frac{\cancel{2}}{3 \cdot \cancel{2}}$$ -When the numerator cancels completely, we write it as 1:
$$\frac{2}{6} = \frac{1}{3}$$