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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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## Who discovered fractions?

A: Fractions first appeared in the works of Egyptian mathematicians in the form of unit fractions, unlike the ratios used today. They did not enter Europe unt... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you subtract mixed numbers?

A: To add or subtract mixed numbers, the easiest way is to convert them to improper fractions, or fractions with a larger numerator. Find the least common mul... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you determine which of two fractions is greater?

A: Two fractions can be compared to determine which of them is greater by cross-multiplication. In cross multiplication, the numerator of each fraction is mul... 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: