Countdown to Exams - Day 25 - Fractions - Simplifying, Improper and mixed
On day 25, we turn our attention to Fractions. It is important to remember that fractions are 'part' of the 'whole'. The numerator is the top number (number of parts you are focusing on) and the denominator is the bottom number (total number of parts). To secure full marks you will have to make sure that your answers are in their simplest form and this is achieved by dividing the fraction to create an equivalent fraction with smaller numbers.
When you start calculating with fractions you will end up with combinations of improper fractions and mixed numbers. Being able to convert between these two formats will make calculations a lot easier.
Here, Matt will show you how to simplify fractions as well as convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions.
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