Fractions are a common way of describing parts of a whole. They’re commonly used for English weights and measures, especially for small measurements in cooking and carpentry.
The Problems You’ll Work On
Here are the skills that you focus on in this chapter:
Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, and vice versa
Increasing the terms of fractions and reducing fractions to lowest terms
Cross-multiplying to compare the size of two fractions
Applying the Big Four operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing) to fractions and mixed numbers
Simplifying complex fractions
What to Watch Out For
Here are a few things to remember as you begin to solve the problems in this chapter:
Remember that the numerator of a fraction is the top number and the denominator is the bottom number.
The reciprocal of a fraction is that fraction turned upside-down. For example, ...