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Using Prime Factorization to Reduce Fractions

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1. What is the prime factorization of the number 84?

2. Which of the following are steps in using prime factorization to reduce a fraction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are instances when it's helpful to reduce fractions. In order to do this, prime factorization can be an effective way to find the most reduced fraction. The questions in this quiz give you the opportunity to practice using prime factorization to reduce fractions by solving problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll be assessed on:

  • Facts about reducing fractions and prime factorization
  • The steps involved in prime factorization
  • Your ability to find the prime factorization of a number
  • Prime factorization practice problems involving fractions

Skills Practiced

These assessments give you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about reducing fractions in a different light
  • Problem solving - utilize acquired knowledge to solve prime factorization practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to answer questions about the steps for finding the prime factorization of a number

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, refer to the lesson associated with this quiz and worksheet called Using Prime Factorization to Reduce Fractions. You'll examine:

  • What is involved in reducing a fraction
  • Common factors
  • Prime numbers
  • Examples of using prime factorization to reduce fractions
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