**Reduction (mathematics)**

In mathematics, **reduction** refers to the rewriting of an expression into a simpler form. For example, the process of rewriting a fraction into one with the smallest whole-number denominator possible (while keeping the numerator an integer) is called "reducing a fraction". Rewriting a radical (or "root") expression with the smallest possible whole number under the radical symbol is called "reducing a radical".

There are many different procedures, operations, and systems relating to reduction in mathematics. An incomplete list of these can be found in the article on reduction.

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