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Title: Fractions Explained

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Fractions Explained
• By Graeme Henchel

http//hench-maths.wikispaces.com
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Index
• What is a fraction?
• Mixed Numbers method 1
• Mixed Numbers method 2
• Equivalent Fractions
• Special form of one Why
• Special form of one
• Finding equivalent fractions
• Simplifying Fractions
• Common denominators 1
• Common denominators 2
• ½1/3 with diagram
• 1/31/4 with diagram
• ½ 2/5 with diagram
• 3/72/3 No diagram
• Multiplying Fractions
• Multiplying Mixed Numbers 1
• Multiplying Mixed numbers 2
• Multiplying Mixed diagram
• Dividing Fractions
• Fraction Flowchart .ppt
• Decimal Fractions
• Fractionlt-gtDecimallt-gt
• 100 Heart (Percentages)

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What is a Fraction?
A fraction is formed by dividing a whole into a
number of parts
Im the NUMERATOR. I tell you the number of parts
Im the DENOMINATOR. I tell you the name of part
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Mixed numbers to improper fractions
Convert whole numbers to thirds
Mixed number
Improper fraction
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Another Way to change Mixed Numbers to improper
fractions
In short 5x3217
Since 5/51 there are 5 fifths in each whole. So
3 wholes will have 3x515 fifths. Plus the 2
fifths already there makes a total of 15217
fifths
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Equivalent fractions
An equivalent fraction is one that has the same
value and position on the number line but has a
different denominator
Equivalent fractions can be found by multiplying
by a special form of 1
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Multiplying By a Special Form of One
Why does it work?
• Multiplying any number by 1 does not change the
value 4x14, 9x19 .
• Any number divided by itself 1.

Multiplying a fraction by a special form of one
changes the numerator and the denominator but
DOES NOT CHANGE THE VALUE
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1
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Finding equivalent fractions
Convert 5ths to 20ths
Thats 4 so I must multiply by
What do we multiply 5 by to get a product of 20?
Special form of 1
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Simplifying Fractions Cancelling
• Simplifying means finding an equivalent fraction
with the LOWEST denominator by making a special
form of 1 equal to 1

1
Another way of doing this
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Problem You cant add fractions with different
denominators without getting them ready first.
denominators
Solution Turn fractions into equivalent
fractions with a common denominator that is find
the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) of the two
denominators
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Finding the Lowest Common Denominator
• The lowest common multiple of two numbers is the
lowest number in BOTH lists of multiples

Multiples of 2 are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Multiples of
3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, What is the lowest
common multiple?
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Finding the Lowest Common Denominator
• The lowest common multiple of two numbers is the
lowest number they will BOTH divide into

2 divides into 2, 4, 6, 8.. 3 divides into 3, 6,
9. What is the lowest number 2 and 3 both
divide into?
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You cant add fractions with different
denominators

The Lowest Common Multiple of 2 and 3 is 6 so
turn all fractions into sixths
Special form of 1
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Lowest common denominator is 10 so make all
fractions tenths
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Turn both fractions into twelfths
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have to add the numerators 91423
It is 3/3 So I multiply 3/7 by 3/3
It is 7/7 So I multiply 2/3 by 7/7
What is the lowest number BOTH 3 and 7 divide
into? Hmmmmm??????
What special form of 1 will change 7 to 21.
Hmmmm?
What special form of 1 will change 3 to 21.
Hmmmm?
It is 21. So that is my common denominator
Now 3x39 and 2x714 Now I know the new numerators
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• Separate the fraction and the whole number
sections, add them separately and recombine at
the end

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Multiplying Fractions
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Multiplying Fractions
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Multiplying Mixed Numbers 1
Change to Improper fractions before multiplying
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Multiplying Mixed numbers 2
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Division of Fractions
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• Turn the second fraction upside down and multiply

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Division of fractions the short version
Invert the 2nd fraction and multiply
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Division with numbers onlythe full story
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An Alternative way
• Convert to equivalent fractions with a common
denominator and then you just divide the
numerators only

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A visual representation
Form equivalent fractions with common denominators
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Fraction Flowchart
• Decisions and Actions in evaluating fraction
problems
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FLOWCHART and Skill set
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Decision What is the operation?
What is the operation?
x,
, -
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Decision Are there Mixed Numbers?
, -
For example is a mixed number
YES
Mixed Numbers?
NO
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ACTION Evaluate Whole numbers
, -
Evaluate the whole number part and keep aside
till later
437
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Decision Are there common Denominators?
, -
For example and have
the same (common) denominator
YES
Common Denominators?
NO
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Action Find equivalent fractions
, -
Find equivalent fractions with common (the same)
denominators
Multiply by a special form of 1
Multiply by a special form of 1
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Action Add or Subtract the numerators
, -
Add (or subtract) the numerators this is the
number of parts 235
Keep the Common Denominator. This is the name of
the fraction
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Decision Is the numerator negative?
, -
YES
Is numerator negative?
NO
This numerator is negative
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Action Borrow a whole unit
, -
Borrow 1 from the whole number part Write it as
fraction
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Action Add any whole number part
, -
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Thats All Folks
, -
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Decision Are there Mixed Numbers?
x,
For example is a mixed number
YES
Mixed Numbers?
NO
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Action Change to improper fractions
x,
OR
4X520 and 20323
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Decision Is this a X or a problem?
x,
x
X or ?

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Action Invert the 2nd Fraction and replace
division with multiply x
x,
Invert the 2nd fraction and multiply
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Decision Is cancelling Possible?
x,
• Do numbers in the numerators and the denominators
have common factors

Yes
Common factors in numerators and denominators
No
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Action Simplify by cancelling
x,
1
1
3
5
3
5
2
2
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ACTION Multiply the numerators AND the
denominators
x,
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Decision Is the product improper (top heavy)
x,
Yes
Is the fraction improper ? (top heavy)
No
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Action Change to a mixed Number
x,
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Thats All Folks
x,
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Representing Decimal Fractions
1
1
1
1
?
decimal point
?
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Representing Decimal Fractions
1
3
5
2
?
decimal point
?
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Converting Fractions to decimals and
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Conversions
Divide 2 by 5 Find ?25
Multiply by a special form of 1
Write as a decimal using place value
Write as a fraction with 10 as denominator
0.4
Multiply by a special form of 1
Multiply by special form of 1
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Conversions
Divide numerator and denominator by a common
factor of 2
Write as a fraction with 100 as denominator then
divide numerator and denominator by common factor
of 20
0.4
Write as a fraction with 100 as denominator then
divide numerator and denominator by common factor
of 10
40
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Conversions
0.4
Divide 40 by 100 ? Move decimal point 2 places
left
40

0
40
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Percentages100 hearts
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Visual representations
• 100
• 1
• 5
• 10
• 20
• 25
• 33?
• 50

Percent per hundred
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100100/100
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11/100
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55/1001/20
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1010/1001/10
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2020/1001/5
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2525/1001/4
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33?33?/100?
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5050/100½