This little web site shows you how to simplify fractions.

Here's a random fraction:

48

96

48÷2

96÷2

24

48

24÷2

48÷2

12

24

12÷2

24÷2

6

12

6÷2

12÷2

3

6

3÷3

6÷3

1

2

or

48

96

2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3

2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3

1

2

or

Common Divisors for 48 and 96 are: 2, 2, 2, 2 and 3

Greatest Common Divisor = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 = 48

48÷48

96÷48

1

2