Friday, April 28, 2006

Tyler's Growing Fraction Post

1. As you can 2/4 is the same as 1/2 You can divide both the numerator and the denomenator by the same number that is higher than the #1
2 divided by 2 is 1 4 divided by 2 is 2 so 1/2

2. The one on the bottom represents a proper fraction. One and 1/2
The top represents an improper fraction. 3 halves
They are similar because to make a proper fraction. 3/2 only 2 goes into it once with one left over. 1 whole with one half.
To make it improper. 1 1/2 means a whole equals 2, 1x2=2 and then add 1 so 3/2.

3. This site shows how to reduce a fraction to lowest terms. It has work sheets that can help figure out the strange world of Alphabets... I mean Fractions!!!!!

4. Since Dion use pie, I'm going to use something even better than it...... Apple PIE! So Tyler is sitting there with 74/3 of pies. While Tyler's Clone is sitting across the room with 2/4 of a pie.
So Tyler decides that His clone is hungry so he gives him half of what he has. How much will Tyler have and his clone after this exchange of Apple Pie?
(Hint) first you should change all the thirds and quarters to one common one.

4b. This time it will be in the form of Pumpkin Pie. So Tyler and his Clone are sitting in there same seats a week later. They both have 50 2/4 Pumpkin pies each. Tyler eats a quarter of his Pie. His Clone decides he's hungry and eats half of his pie. How much pie is left between them and how much did they eat?

5. This is an overview of fractions. There are links to find different areas of Fractions including adding fractions. Also check out the rest of this site. There are millions of different things about science, social studies, and other subjects.

End of Part 1

Due Thursday May 4th

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At 12:19 PM, Blogger dion 8-41 said...

Curse you and your superrior pie abilities

At 12:22 PM, Blogger dion 8-41 said...

Using apple and pumpkin pie in one post. That takes alot of skill. Good thinking. I still dont like it that u stole my pie though.

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Mest_Aldrin said...

Awesome problems. PIE!! Crazy work man..Great job on your growing post. Your questions astonished me. Haha. Good job too with the Taking Math To The Next Level questions.

At 6:05 PM, Blogger Mest_Aldrin said...

Great questions!
4a) 74/3=296/12 and 2/4=6/12. So half of 296/12 is 148/12. 148/12 + 6/12 is 154/12. Tyler has 148/12 pies and his clone will have 154/12 pies.
4b)Tyler eats a quarter. so 50 2/4 = 50.5 now, 50.5 / 4 = 12.625 which also equals 12 5/8
50 2/4 - 12 5/8 = 50 12/24 - 12 15/24 = 49 36/24 - 12 15/24 = 37 21/24
The clone eats half of his, so 50 2/4 / 2 = 25 1/4
The clone ate 25 1/4 and has 25 1/4 left. Tyler has 37 21/24 and ate 12 5/8.


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