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In this section, we learn how to simplify a fraction. This is also known as reducing a fraction to its lowest terms. When we encounter two fractions, they can look different, but have the same value. For example, one-third and two-sixths are equal in value, but do not look the same upon inspection. We simplify a fraction by factoring the numerator and denominator completely, then canceling any common factors between the two. Essentially, we are removing the GCF or greatest common factor from the two. A simplified fraction will have a numerator and denominator that contains no common factors other than one.