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 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 »

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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To solve equations involving fractions, the main step is to isolate the variable, convert the fractions into whole numbers, and then solve the equations as normal. When solving algebraic equations, treat both sides equal... More »

The following are three complex fractions that simplify to one over four: one-fourth over one, one-sixteenth over one-fourth and one over sixteen-fourths. Any complex fraction where the denominator is four times the nume... More »

To subtract fractions, make sure the bottom numbers (denominators) are the same, then subtract the top numbers (numerators) from one another, retaining the denominator and simplifying if required. This process can be don... More »

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 part of the mixed numbers separately and carrying or regrouping as n... More »

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