# 12/16 Simplified in Lowest Terms 12/16 simplified in lowest terms provides the detailed information of what is the simplest form of 12/16, and the answer with steps help students to understand how to simplify the fraction in reduced form.

Simplify 12/16 in Lowest Terms
12/16 = (?)
12/16 = (2 x 2 x 3)/(2 x 2 x 2 x 2)
= 3/4
12/16 = 3/4
12/16 simplified is 3/4

where,
12/16 is the given fraction to be simplified,
3/4 is the lowest term of 12/16.

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## How to: Reduce 12/16

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input values:
Fraction = 12/16

what to be found:
12/16 = ?
Reduce 12/16 in lowest terms.

step 2 Find the prime factors of the numerator of given fraction 12/16.
Prime factors of 12 = 2 x 2 x 3

step 3 Find the prime factors of the denominator of given fraction 12/16.
Prime factors of 16 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2

step 4 Rewrite the fraction 12/16 in the form of prime factors as like the below:
12/16= (2 x 2 x 3) / (2 x 2 x 2 x 2)

step 5 Check and reduce the factors of 12 and 16 if any factors in the numerator and denominator can be cancelled each other in the above fraction of prime factors:
= (2 x 2 x 3) / (2 x 2 x 2 x 2)
= ( 3)/( 2 x 2)
12/16 = 3/4
Hence,
12/16 in simplest form is 3/4. 