This little web site shows you how to simplify fractions.

Here's a random fraction:

16

24

16÷2

24÷2

8

12

8÷2

12÷2

4

6

4÷2

6÷2

2

3

or

16

24

2 × 2 × 2 × 2

2 × 2 × 2 × 3

2

3

or

Common Divisors for 16 and 24 are: 2, 2 and 2

Greatest Common Divisor = 2 × 2 × 2 = 8

16÷8

24÷8

2

3