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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 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: -
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## How do you add positive and negative fractions?

A: To add fractions, you must first make the denominators the same. The denominators are the bottom numbers of the fractions. When you add a negative fraction... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you add fractions and whole numbers?

A: To add fractions and whole numbers, convert a whole number into a fraction with the same denominator as the fraction that needs to be added. Add up the num... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you add mixed fractions?

A: To add mixed fractions, the fractions need to be converted to improper fractions with the same denominators. Once added, the sum needs to be converted back... Full Answer >Filed Under: