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What is the easiest way to simplify a ratio, with calculator?
for example is easy to simplify something like 6:36 in your head because 6 times tables are common but if it where something like 14860:2846 it would be a little more difficult. so there must be an easy method to simplify such numbers.
thanks !
asked in Science, maths



siasl74 answers:

Nope - factoring large numbers is a hard problem - that's why encryption techniques rely on this extensively.

You can just stick it in a calculator and go decimal and hope it comes up with something straightforward, but other than that, the only real way is to manually factorise it


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