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How does 1 1/3 = 1 2/6? I'm starting to learn about fractions more because it's something I missed a lot of in grad school and now I'm trying to catch up. I learned that the dominator is 6 since it's decided up into 6 equal parts but how can 1 1/3 come out of that?

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Because when you simplify you are able to divide 2 into both the denominator and the numerator.

  2. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    you know that 1 = 1 so that part is not a problem right? :)

  3. amistre64
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    if you have 2 pies; and cut one into 3 equal pieces and the other into 6 equal pieces; when you compare the 2 pies you see that: 2 pieces out of the 6 slices equals the same amount as the 1 slice out of the 3 pieces...

  4. amistre64
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    1 out of 3 = 2 out of 6 1/3 = 2/6

  5. amistre64
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    we can simplify this by simply saying that: 1/3 of a pis is 1/3 of a pis no matter how many pieces the pie is cut into

  6. amistre64
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    gotta read thru the typos lol

  7. amistre64
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    4 pieces out of 12 slices is still 1/3 of the pie 4/12 = 1/3

  8. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    lol, that's okay, it's just a bit hard to grasp for me, I don't know why that is exactly but I'm thinking over what you're saying, I get a lot of it but somehow I still have a hard time understanding it

  9. amistre64
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    6 pieaces out of 18 slices is still 1/3 of the pie 6/18 = 1/3

  10. amistre64
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    we can try it with money :) one quarter = 1 fourth of a dollar 1/4 = 1/4 25 pennies = 1/4 of a dollar 25/100 = 1/4

  11. anonymous
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    Okay, I'm with you lol

  12. amistre64
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    :)

  13. radar
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    When it comes to money, they understand lol.

  14. amistre64
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    :)

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