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# What are benchmark fractions?

Benchmark fractions are common and familiar fractions used for comparison of less familiar fractions. Benchmark fractions also help when estimating answers to addition or subtraction problems to determine whether an answer makes sense.

Continue ReadingBenchmark fractions are easy for kids to visualize and understand, such as 1/4 or 1/2. They are often the first fractions students learn and become familiar with. If the student needs to compare 1/3 and 3/5, the benchmark of 1/2 helps determine which fraction is larger. If the student is familar with and understands that 1/3 is smaller than 1/2, while 3/5 is larger, therefore 3/5 is larger than 1/3.

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## What fractions are less than one half?

A: Examples of fractions less than one-half include, one-fourth, one-third, one-fifth and three-eighths. Any fraction that represents less than half of a whol... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What are equivalent fractions?

A: Equivalent fractions are fractions that have the same numerical value. For example, 1/2 and 2/4 are equivalent fractions, as they are both equal to 0.5. Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you divide fractions?

A: To divide fractions, you must find the reciprocal of the divisor. Multiply the dividend and the reciprocal of the divisor, and simplify the result if possi... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you multiply improper fractions?

A: To multiply improper fractions, multiply the fractions' numerators by each other for the product numerator, and multiply the denominators by each other for... Full Answer >Filed Under: