To

**simplify**complex**fractions**, start by finding the inverse of the denominator, which you can do by simply flipping the**fraction**. Then, multiply this new**fraction**by the numerator. You should now have a single simple**fraction**.Then, can you put a fraction over a fraction?

Dividing

**fractions**: 3/5 ÷ 1/2. Dividing two**fractions**is the same as multiplying the first**fraction**by the reciprocal of the second**fraction**. The first step to dividing**fractions**is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator) of the second**fraction**. Then, multiply the two denominators.Secondly, what is mixed number?

A

**mixed number**is one that combines an integer and a fraction. They can be expressed initially as improper fractions and then broken down into their**mixed number**form.What fraction is between 1 and 2?

The example

**fractions**of**1**/**2**,**2**/3 and 3/4 with common denominators become 6/12, 8/12 and 9/12. The numerator 8 is**between**6 and 9, so the**fraction**you created – 8/12, or**2**/3 when simplified – is**between**the two**fractions**you started with.What is 1/3 as a decimal?

Common Fractions with Decimal and Percent Equivalents

Fraction | Decimal | Percent |
---|---|---|

1/3 | 0.333… | 33.333…% |

2/3 | 0.666… | 66.666…% |

1/4 | 0.25 | 25% |

3/4 | 0.75 | 75% |