# Reducible Fraction

## Reducible Fraction

Fraction in which the numerator and the denominator have at least one common integral divisor that is different from one.

### Examples

• The fraction $$\frac{8}{18}$$ is a reducible fraction, because the number 2 is an integral divisor that is common to both 8 and 18. Therefore, the simplified fraction that is equivalent to $$\frac{8}{18}$$ is $$\frac{4}{9}$$.
• The fraction $$\frac{8}{12}$$ is reducible because the numerator 8 and the denominator 12 have a common integral divisor, which is 4. Once reduced, the fraction $$\frac{8}{12}$$, 812becomes the fraction $$\frac{2}{3}$$ which is irreducible.