# Simplifying 4/6

### How to reduce 4/6 to its simplest form

To simplify **4/6** we have to divide both numerator (4) and denominator (6) by their greatest common factor (GCF). In other words, writing a fraction in its simplest form means that both numerator and denominator can no longer be divided by the same whole number other than 1.

## Simplifying 4/6 step by step

**2**. We therefore divide the numerator and denominator by 2.

### Simplify fractions

If a fraction is not yet in its simplest form, you can rewrite (reduce) it into a fraction where numerator and denominator are as small as possible. Try our simplified fraction calculator to simplify your fractions and find the greatest common factor (GCF).

A fraction is irreducible (in its simplest form) when the numerator and denominator have no common factors other than 1. In that case the greatest common factor is 1.