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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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## How do you simplify improper fractions?

A: Improper fractions are those in which the numerator (top number) is larger than the denominator (bottom number). According to Math is Fun, improper fractio... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you add mixed numbers?

A: Mixed numbers can be added either by first converting them to improper fractions and then adding, or by adding the fractional part and the whole-number par... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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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 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: