# What is the quickest way to get rid of a fraction?

## What is the quickest way to get rid of a fraction?

To clear the denominators you will need to multiply both sides of the equation by the smallest number both denominators divide evenly into.

## What is the easiest way to get rid of fractions in an equation?

To remove fractions: Since fractions are another way to write division, and the inverse of divide is to multiply, you remove fractions by multiplying both sides by the LCD of all of your fractions.

## How do you cancel out a fraction?

Cancelling fractions

• Sometimes you can divide the top and bottom of a fraction by the same number. This is called cancelling down.
• It is also called simplifying the fraction. You often have to write a fraction in its simplest form.
• This means that you have to cancel it down until it cannot be cancelled down any more.