# 5/15 simplest form

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking to simplify the fraction 5/15 to its simplest form. This involves finding the greatest common divisor of the numerator and denominator and dividing both by that number.

The simplified form of the fraction $$\frac{5}{15}$$ is $$\frac{1}{3}$$.

The simplified form of the fraction ( \frac{5}{15} ) is ( \frac{1}{3} ).

#### Steps to Solve

1. Find the Greatest Common Divisor (GCD)

To simplify the fraction, we need to find the GCD of the numerator (5) and the denominator (15).

The divisors of 5 are: 1, 5
The divisors of 15 are: 1, 3, 5, 15

The greatest common divisor is the largest number that appears in both lists. Here, the GCD is 5.

1. Divide the Numerator and Denominator by GCD

Now that we have the GCD, we can simplify the fraction by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by the GCD (5).

Numerator: $$\frac{5}{5} = 1$$

Denominator: $$\frac{15}{5} = 3$$

1. Write the Simplified Fraction

After simplifying, we can write the simplified fraction as:

$$\frac{1}{3}$$

The simplified form of the fraction ( \frac{5}{15} ) is ( \frac{1}{3} ).