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anonymous
 5 years ago
how do you do fractions?
anonymous
 5 years ago
how do you do fractions?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hey i am in 7th grade....and i never understood the simple steps!!

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wow...do you mean adding or subtracting or multiplying or dividing them?

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To add, you need to make common denominators (the bottom part) for both fractions

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no .i am not stupid though.. can you show me a problem?

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So, for 1/2 + 3/4, you need to get both to have a bottom of 4. That's a number that both 2 and 4 go into.

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So you'd multiply 1/2 by 2/2, because to multiply fractions you just multiply the tops and bottoms, getting 2/4

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And if you know simplifying fractions you know that 1/2 is the same as 2/4, so this always works

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But you always need to multiply by 2/2 or 5/5 or whatever, because otherwise you're not multiplying by 1 (2/2 or 5/5 are both just 1)

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So then, to add them you can just add the tops...BUT KEEP THE BOTTOM THE SAME.

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So 1+2=3, so your answer is 3/4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wow i am very stupid... well thanks

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then, for subtraction, it's the same thing, except you subtract the top numbers instead of adding them (duh!)

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And then I showed you multiplication already (when you get common denominators)

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So that leaves division.

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You just reverse the second fraction and multiply them, so 1/2 divided by 3/4 would really just be 1/2 x 4/3

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Which gives you 4/6, which you simplify into 2/3

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You do know simplification of fractions, right?

Oaktree
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, anyway, you just divide both the top and the bottom normally by a number they both go into.
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