How to simplify I need help simplifying mixed numbers fractions so on

Car -

Hmm... we can't simplify this fraction at all, because there are no common factors to 77 and 8.

**However**, we can turn this**improper fraction**into a**mixed number.**When I think of my 8s times tables, I know that 72 is 8*9, so there are

**9**complete groups of**8**in 77/8. I now know that the whole number in my mixed number is**9.****9 ?/8**

I still have to figure out what my numerator is going to be! Because I took a total of 72 parts (see how the 72 parts became a whole 9?) out of the 77, I subtract 72 from 77 to get

**5.**This is my new numerator!**9 5/8**

It's not really simplifying, but putting improper fractions into mixed numbers can make them easier to understand!

I hope this was helpful, Car!