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.
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.
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.
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.