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# Fractions

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## Anthony Barraclough

on 12 July 2011

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#### Transcript of Fractions

Fractions
Starter
Simplify the following fractions
10/50

12/78

63/315

13/78

16/72
1/5

2/13

1/5

1/6

2/9
Refresh fraction knowledge including...

Multiplying and dividing fractions
Learning objectives
Two parts to a fraction
Numerator
Denominator
3
5

Multiplying fractions
Multiply means "of"
e.g. 10 OF 3 = 30
So what is 1/2 x 2?

So what is 1/2 x 1/2?
Dividing fractions
Dividing means "in"
There are 20 halves in 10
So what is 5 1/2?

So what is 8 1/3?
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This is the same as turning the fraction upside down and multiplying, which is MUCH easier to do!
To multiply fractions we multiply the top by the top (numerators)
and the bottom by the bottom (denominators)
1 1 1
2 2 4
x