# Can 4/3 be simplified?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking whether the fraction 4/3 can be reduced to its simplest form. To determine if a fraction can be simplified, we divide the numerator and the denominator by their greatest common divisor (GCD). In this case, 4 and 3 do not share any common factors (other than 1), so the fraction is already in its simplest form.

The fraction $\frac{4}{3}$ is in its simplest form.

The fraction $\frac{4}{3}$ cannot be reduced further and is in its simplest form.

#### Steps to Solve

1. Identify the numerator and denominator

The numerator of the fraction is 4 and the denominator is 3.

1. Find the factors of both numbers
• Factors of 4: 1, 2, 4
• Factors of 3: 1, 3
1. Determine the greatest common divisor (GCD)

The greatest common divisor of 4 and 3 is 1 since the only common factor is 1.

1. Conclude whether the fraction can be simplified

Since the GCD is 1, we cannot simplify the fraction further. Therefore, $\frac{4}{3}$ is already in its simplest form.

The fraction $\frac{4}{3}$ cannot be reduced further and is in its simplest form.

This fraction represents an improper fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator. It can also be converted to a mixed number, which would be $1\frac{1}{3}$, but it is already in simplest form.