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This pdf is containing fractions in their highest terms. A fraction represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts. When spoken in everyday English, a fraction describes how many parts of a certain size there are, for example, one-half, eight-fifths, three-quarters.

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Rename To Higher Terms

Introducing:

•higher terms

Introducing:

•higher terms

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The picture shows two fractions that are the same size. The fraction on

the right is in higher terms because the numerator and denominator are

larger. The parts are smaller in the fraction on the right but there are more

parts, making the two fractions equal.

The picture shows two fractions that are the same size. The fraction on

the right is in higher terms because the numerator and denominator are

larger. The parts are smaller in the fraction on the right but there are more

parts, making the two fractions equal.

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To rename a fraction in higher terms, multiply both the numerator and

denominator by the same number. The picture shows that the numerator

3 and the denominator 4 are each multiplied by 4, giving the fraction 12/16 .

To rename a fraction in higher terms, multiply both the numerator and

denominator by the same number. The picture shows that the numerator

3 and the denominator 4 are each multiplied by 4, giving the fraction 12/16 .

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The number 4/4 is equal to 1. Multiplying by 1 or any form of 1 will not

change the size of the number. One (1) is the identity for multiplication.

The number 4/4 is equal to 1. Multiplying by 1 or any form of 1 will not

change the size of the number. One (1) is the identity for multiplication.

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The top fraction shows 3/4 and the lower fraction shows 6/8 . Notice how 3/4

and 6/8 are the same distance on the number lines. Multiplying both the

numerator and the denominator by 2 will give a numerator of 6 and a

denominator of 8.

The top fraction shows 3/4 and the lower fraction shows 6/8 . Notice how 3/4

and 6/8 are the same distance on the number lines. Multiplying both the

numerator and the denominator by 2 will give a numerator of 6 and a

denominator of 8.

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Often you are asked to write a fraction in higher terms without a picture of the

fraction. Here, you are asked to write 3/8 as 32’s.

To do this, determine what the denominator 8 is multiplied by to get a

denominator 32. In this case 8 is multiplied by 4 to get 32. Then multiply the

numerator by 4 to get a numerator of 12.

Often you are asked to write a fraction in higher terms without a picture of the

fraction. Here, you are asked to write 3/8 as 32’s.

To do this, determine what the denominator 8 is multiplied by to get a

denominator 32. In this case 8 is multiplied by 4 to get 32. Then multiply the

numerator by 4 to get a numerator of 12.

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This is a picture of the previous example. Notice that 3/8 and 12/32 are at the

same position on the number line. The fraction 3/8 is renamed as 12/32 by

multiplying by 4/4, which is a form of one.

This is a picture of the previous example. Notice that 3/8 and 12/32 are at the

same position on the number line. The fraction 3/8 is renamed as 12/32 by

multiplying by 4/4, which is a form of one.

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Write 3/8 with a denominator of 40.

Write 3/8 with a denominator of 40.

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3/ 15/

8= 40

3/ 15/

8= 40

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Write 9/10 with a denominator of 30.

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Write 9/10 with a denominator of 30.

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9/ 27/

10 = 30

9/ 27/

10 = 30