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Standard Form of a Rational Number


Lowest Form of a Rational Number

A rational number Lowest Form of a Rational Numberis 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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Lowest Form of a Rational Number

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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Standard Form of a Rational Number

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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Convert a Rational Number into Standard Form

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.

Rational Number Examples

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