## Lowest Form of a Rational Number

A rational number is said to be in the lowest form or in the simplest form if a and b both have no common factor other than 1.

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## Standard Form of a Rational Number

A rational number is said to be in standard form if its denominator is a positive and numerator and denominator have no common factor other than 1.

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## How to Convert a Rational Number into Standard Form?

The simplest way to reduce the rational number in the standard form, below-listed 3 simple steps:

**Step 1:** See the given rational number.

**Step 2: **Find the HCF of the numerator and denominator.

**Step 3:** Divide both numerator and denominator by their HCF.

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## Rational Number Examples

**1.Express each of the following numbers in its Standard Form:**

**(a) 5/30 (b) 55/-99**

**Solution**: (a) Dividing 5/30 by the HCF of 5 and 30.