Name: Eliana
Who is asking: Student
Question: Hi Eliana, To reduce fractions with large numerators and denominators, it is best to use the euclidian algorithm:
For ^{599,071}/_{6,163,995} you would find the largest common divisor
of 599,071 and 6,163,995 by taking successive divisions with remainders
as follows: ^{599,071}/_{173,285} = 3, remainder 79,216 ^{173,285}/_{79,216} = 2, remainder 14,853 ^{79,216}/_{14,853} = 5, remainder 4,951 ^{14,853}/_{4,951} = 3, remainder 0 With your fraction of ^{79,537}/_{3,623,420}, you get a greatest common divisor of 1, which means that the fraction is already in lowest terms. Claude
