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Reduce 72/17 to lowest terms

72/17 is already in the simplest form. It can be written as 4.235294 in decimal form (rounded to 6 decimal places).

Steps to simplifying fractions

  1. Find the GCD (or HCF) of numerator and denominator
    GCD of 72 and 17 is 1
  2. Divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCD
    72 ÷ 1/17 ÷ 1
  3. Reduced fraction: 72/17
    Therefore, 72/17 simplified to lowest terms is 72/17.

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