7/2 simplified
Understand the Problem
The question asks for the simplified form of the fraction 7/2. This involves reducing the fraction to its simplest terms if possible, and since 7 and 2 have no common factors other than 1, the fraction is already in its simplest form.
Answer
\( \frac{7}{2} \)
Answer for screen readers
The final answer is ( \frac{7}{2} )
Steps to Solve
- Identify the greatest common divisor (GCD)
To simplify a fraction, we first find the greatest common divisor of the numerator and the denominator. For the fraction ( \frac{7}{2} ), the GCD of 7 and 2 is 1.
- Divide the numerator and the denominator by the GCD
Since the GCD is 1, we divide both the numerator and the denominator by 1:
[ \frac{7 , \div , 1}{2 , \div , 1} = \frac{7}{2} ]
Since the GCD is 1, the fraction ( \frac{7}{2} ) is already in its simplest form.
The final answer is ( \frac{7}{2} )
More Information
This fraction is considered an improper fraction because the numerator is greater than the denominator.
Tips
A common mistake is to wrongly believe that an improper fraction is not in its simplest form. As long as the numerator and the denominator have no common factors other than 1, the fraction is simplified.