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Feb05

Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Why Do They Need the Same Denominator?

Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Why Do They Need the Same Denominator?

Today we’re going to find out why, when we’re adding and subtracting fractions, they need to have the same denominator. If you didn’t already know, when we’re adding and subtracting fractions, they must be homogeneous. You can read more about homogeneous and heterogeneous fractions in this post. It’s really easy to understand using visual aids, which we’ll take […]

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Dec18

Equivalent Fraction and Simplified Fraction

Equivalent Fraction and Simplified Fraction

In today’s post we’re going to find out what a simplified fraction is, how to simplify fractions and what equivalent fractions and irreductible fractions are. We need to start by understanding that there are fractions that look different, but represent the same amount. For example: let’s take the case of this fraction, four eighths. When […]

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Dec01

Using Mixed Numbers to Represent Improper Fractions

Using Mixed Numbers to Represent Improper Fractions

In today’s post we’re going to learn about mixed numbers, which are much easier to interpret than the improper fractions they represent. We’re going to look at some examples of the exercises and problems that you can work on in Smartick and the types of numbers that you can work on in these activities. You’ll be able to do them […]

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