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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 are some examples of fractions in every day life?

A: Telling time, baking cakes and shopping with discounts are some examples of fractions in everyday life. Each of these activities affect the daily life of t... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What is 25 as a fraction?

A: The integer 25 can be expressed as an infinite number of equivalent fractions of the form 25a/a, where a is any integer. For example, 25 can be expressed a... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you find the sum or difference of fractions?

A: To find the sum or difference of fractions, first find the lowest common denominator (LCD) of each fractions. Once you find the LCD, add or subtract the nu... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What is a list of some benchmark fractions?

A: A list of benchmark fractions include 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4. Benchmark fractions are common fractions that are used for comparison to other numbers. F... Full Answer >Filed Under: