# What is #42/56# in simplest form?

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Divide by common factors until you get the simplest form.

Divide the numerator and denominator by a common factor. It is preferable to use the HCF, but sometimes the HCF is not obvious.

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To simplify ( \frac{42}{56} ), you can find the greatest common divisor (GCD) of 42 and 56, which is 14. Then, divide both the numerator and the denominator by this GCD:

[ \frac{42}{56} = \frac{42 \div 14}{56 \div 14} = \frac{3}{4} ]

So, ( \frac{42}{56} ) in simplest form is ( \frac{3}{4} ).

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