It is important to always check that you’ve written your answer in simplest form. Remember, if both the numerator and denominator have a common devisor, your fraction is not in lowest terms. To reduce the fraction, you’ll need to divide both terms by the greatest common divisor. For example, in the fraction 4/16, both terms are divisible by 4. So, the reduced form of the fraction is ¼. Also, if the numerator is larger than the denominator, you have an improper fraction. Improper fractions must be made into mixed numbers to be considered simplified. To simplify any improper fraction, such as 10/3, you divide the numerator by the denominator (103) and write the answer showing the remainder (3 r 1). The first number is the whole number, the remainder is the numerator and the denominator stays the same. So, 10/3 = 3-1/3 in simplest form.