# Simplify 4/6?

**The answer is 2/3 in proper fraction and 0.666… in decimal form.**

## Below is how we arrive at those answers.

In this case we are going to reduce 4/6 to its simplest form.

### Steps of simplifying fractions.

4/6 can be reduced in a simpler for

We find the HCF (highest Common Factor) or GCF ( greatest common factor) of the numerator and denominator

The numerator is 4 and denominator is 6

Steps to find HCF or GCF of 4 and 6

Prime factorization of 6

2 x 3 = 6

Prime factorization of 4

2 x 2 = 4

To get the GCF or HCF multiply all prime factors common to both numbers.

For our case the prime factor common to 4 and 6 is 2 only

**Therefore, HCF or GCF of 4 and 6 is 2**

After divide the numerator and denominator by the HCF

4÷26÷26÷24÷2

After reducing 4/6 by 2 we get a reduced fraction 2/3

**4/6 simplified to its lowest form is 2/3**

Proper fraction is 2/3

Decimal fraction is 0.666…