# RATL 2 | Lesson 1 | Solution (Using Prime Factorization to Simplify Fractions)

Prime factorization can make simplifying fractions easier, because you are able to see the common factors of both the numerator and denominator. What is left after dividing out the combinations of one is the simplified fraction.  For example $$\frac{24}{60}=\frac{2•2•2•3}{2•2•3•5}$$ or $$\frac{2}{5}$$.