## Fractions

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## Converting Fractions

There are 2 different kinds of fractions, a mixed fraction: 1 1/2 and an improper fraction: 5/3. To convert the mixed number fraction into an improper fraction, you have to multiply the big number ( 1 ) and multiply it by the denominator ( 2 ) once you get the answer, You add the numerator by the product of your main number and denominator. Finally, That number is the numerator, the denominator would stay the same so the answer is. . . 3/2. Here is the math, 1 * 2= 2 + 1= 3/2

Here is how you convert an improper fraction into a mixed number, you write as many boxes you think five could fit into, 1 box=3 2 boxes= 6 and so on. In this case you would draw 2 boxes because 5 can go into 6.

You would divide the boxes into 3rds and shade 5sections out of the 6. You have shaded 1 whole box and 2/3 of a box so your answer would be 1 2/3.

Here is how you convert an improper fraction into a mixed number, you write as many boxes you think five could fit into, 1 box=3 2 boxes= 6 and so on. In this case you would draw 2 boxes because 5 can go into 6.

You would divide the boxes into 3rds and shade 5sections out of the 6. You have shaded 1 whole box and 2/3 of a box so your answer would be 1 2/3.

## Adding or subtracting fractions and finding common denominators

In order to add or subtract fractions, the denominator has to be the same for example: you can't add 5/4 and 3/2 ba=ecause the denomiators are different, we have to find a common denominator. To find a common denominator, you have to multiply the fraction numbers sch as 5 and 4 and multiply them by 2 ( the other fractions denominator.) For the other fraction, you multiply the 3 and 2 in 3/2 by 5, ( the other fractions denominator.) The final answer would be, 10/8 + 15/8. Then you would add the numerator and the denominatotor would stay the same, The final answer would be 25/8.

## Finding equivalent fractions

Equivalent fractions are 2 or more fractions that have the same value such as 3/6 and 2/4. These fractions are the same because they both mean 1/2. to find an equivalent fraction, you have to multiply both numerator and denominator by the same number. to find an equivalent fraction to 2/3 you have to multiply the fraction by the same number, anything 2 or higher because 2/3 * 1 would equal the same fraction. 2 * 2= 4 and 3 * 2= 6. The answer is 4/6 so an equivalent fraction to 2/3 could be 4/6. But there is way more than one right answer, it could go on forever!!!