# 2 Answers

4 3/8 is in its simplest form.

If the numerator is larger than the denominator ( 4/3 ), it can be simplified....1 1/3

If the denominator can be EVENLY (no remainder) divided by the numerator, the fraction is not in its simplest form. 4/8 is 1/2 5/15 is 1/3 6/24 is 1/4 (Divide each by the numerator)

I hope this helps. There are some easy tricks to improper fractions, but I don't want to make it complicated. Two "rules" for now:

1. Numerator should be less than denominator

2. Denominator should not be evenly divisible by numerator.

12 years ago. Rating: 2 | |

Thanks for the person who answered my question about the "improper fraction"...I took Algebra 60 last year...and the Teacher told us that in order to make it into a "proper fraction" we should multiply the single numer (in this case: 4) by the denominator (which is 8) and add the nominator (which is 3) and then have a new fraction with the same denominator..like this: 4 x 8 + 3 over 8 = 35/8 so perhaps this is the most simplified form..but I still thank you for the explanation because it was very valuable as well...:0

12 years ago. Rating: 0 | |