Fractions are necessary in every day life because everything does not fit into a perfectly defined number. Such tasks as cooking, building, sewing and manufacturing use fractions for measurements that potentially change ... More »

To add fractions, ensure the bottom numbers (denominators) are the same, add the top numbers (numerators), keep the denominator, and simplify the fraction if needed. This process can be done by hand or by using a calcula... More »

If an exponent is a fraction, such as y^1/n, the correct operation is to take the nth root of the base number y. For example, 27^1/3 is the same thing as taking the cube root of 27, so the answer is 3. More »

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