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. For example, the benchmark fraction 1/10 is often used because of ... More »

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 answ... More »

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A mixed number contains a whole number and a fraction. To estimate fractions with mixed numbers, add the benchmark of the fraction to the whole number. More »

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Improper fractions are those in which the numerator (top number) is larger than the denominator (bottom number). According to Math is Fun, improper fractions are better for use in mathematical formulae, but mixed fractio... More »

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To add or subtract fractions, first determine if the fractions have a common denominator. If the fractions have different denominators, find the least common multiple of the two numbers, and convert the fractions. Once t... More »

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Two fractions can be compared to determine which of them is greater by cross-multiplication. In cross multiplication, the numerator of each fraction is multiplied by the denominator of the opposing fraction. Whichever va... More »

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To multiply mixed fractions, convert them into improper fractions and then multiply the numerators and denominators. Simplify the resulting fraction by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. More »

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