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How to Multiply Two Mixed Numbers

Knowing how to multiply fractions will help when it comes to multiplying two mixed numbers. This is because when multiplying mixed numbers, you first have to change them to improper fractions. You then [more…]

How to Multiply Three Mixed Numbers

Multiplying mixed numbers is quite similar to multiplying simple fractions. Sometimes, you may need to multiply three or more mixed numbers together, for example, when applying one discount after another [more…]

How to Change Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

Changing improper fractions to mixed numbers can help you better understand the result of an algebraic problem. Improper fractions are simply top-heavy fractions whose numerators [more…]

How to Create Equivalent Fractions Using Common Denominators

You must find a common denominator if you want to add, subtract, or compare fractions that have different denominators. A common denominator, which means having the same number in the denominator [more…]

How Fractions Are Put Together

Fractions just have two parts: a numerator and a denominator. The denominator, or bottom number, indicates the total number of items. The numerator, or top number, tells you how many of the total [more…]

How Proper Fractions Work

The simplest type of fraction is a proper fraction, which is always just part of one whole thing. In a proper fraction, the numerator is always smaller than the denominator, and its value is always less [more…]

What to Do When Fractions Don't Reduce

It’s always nice when you can reduce a fraction to make it more user-friendly. The fraction 3/4 is much nicer than 447/596. Sometimes, though, the fraction just doesn’t want to cooperate. In these cases [more…]

How to Divide Fractions

Dividing fractions is as easy as pie! In fact, after you change mixed numbers to improper fractions, dividing fractions is just like multiplying fractions, except that you flip the numerator and the denominator [more…]

How to Convert Fractions to Decimals

You can convert all fractions to decimals. The decimal forms of rational numbers either end or repeat a pattern. To convert fractions to decimals you just divide the top by the bottom — divide the numerator [more…]

How to Subtract Fractions

You can subtract proper fractions that have different denominators — such as thirds and sixths — if you find the common denominator first. The biggest step in subtracting proper fractions is finding the [more…]

How to Round Off Decimals and Fractions

You can simplify decimals and fractions by rounding off. To round off a decimal number, you limit the number of decimal places that the number holds. To round off a fraction, you first convert the fraction [more…]

How to Add Fractions

Adding fractions is easy if the denominators are the same, but adding fractions with different denominators requires care. If you set up an algebraic equation to add fractions with different denominators [more…]

Algebra's Rules of Divisibility

In algebra, knowing the rules of divisibility can help you solve faster. When factoring algebraic expressions to solve equations, you need to be able to pull out the greatest factor. You also need common [more…]

Use the Properties of Proportions to Simplify Fractions

In algebra, the properties of proportions come in handy when solving equations involving fractions. When you can, change an algebraic equation with fractions in it to a proportion for easy solving. [more…]

How to Use Prime Factorization on Composite Numbers

In algebra, composite numbers can be broken into prime numbers by prime factorization. You can solve for prime factors without a calculator or list of primes. This video shows how to use prime factorization [more…]

How to Add and Subtract Fractions in Algebra

In algebra, adding and subtracting fractions is easy when you find the common denominator. This video shows you how to convert fractions for the common denominator. After you determine the common denominator [more…]

How to Multiply and Divide Fractions in Algebra

This video shows how to multiply and divide fractions by multiplying the numerators and denominators - even if the fractions have unlike denominators. In algebra or basic math, cancelling out equal factors [more…]

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