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IMPROPER FRACTIONS & MIXED FRACTIONS..HOW ARE THEY THE SAME??

well ok they're not the same by how they look, i mean mixed fractions is a mix of a whole number and a fraction while improper fraction is just a fraction that is... well in the form of b/a .. which makes it IMPROPER....but in a way they are the same.....

FOR EXAMPLE: 1 4/5 <---that is a mixed fraction

we can make that mixed fraction into an improper by: multiplying the whole number and the denominator and adding the numerator to the product.. you then get your numerator for your improper fraction... the denominator remains the same.... so: 5 X 1 = 5 + 4 = 9

IMPROPER FRACTION IS 9/5 <---that's they're similarity

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**4-A) Mr. Harbeck had cats and dogs, 3/4 of the dogs were white, and 2/3 of his cats were white also, how many pets altogether are white??**

**4-B) Dhona, Annalyn and Yvanne were working on a recipe. They accidently put 2 4/8 cups of sugar, so they took away 1 3/4 of the sugar. How much sugar was there supposed to be in the first place?**

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4-A) Mr. Harbeck had cats and dogs, 3/4 of the dogs were white, and 2/3 of his cats were white also, how many pets altogether are white??

hmm i'd have to find the lcd so that would be 12.

3/4 + 2/3 = 9/12 + 8/12 = 17/12.

mr harbeck has 17 white pets! : D

4-B) Dhona, Annalyn and Yvanne were working on a recipe. They accidently put 2 4/8 cups of sugar, so they took away 1 3/4 of the sugar. How much sugar was there supposed to be in the first place?

2 4/8 - 1 3/4 = 2 4/8 - 3 6/8

rewrite the greater mixed number so...

2 4/8 - 2 6/8 = 2/8

There was soppose to be 2/8 of sugar in the first place.. I think haha

4-A) Mr. Harbeck had cats and dogs, 3/4 of the dogs were white, and 2/3 of his cats were white also, how many pets altogether are white??

ANSWER:

The lowest common denomenator is 12 so 3/4 will be 9/12 cause:

3 X 3 = 9

4 X 3 = 12

Then: 2/3 becomes 8/12 cause:

2 X 4 = 8

3 X 4 = 12

9/12 + 8/12 = 17/12.

Harbeck has 17 white pets.

4-B) Dhona, Annalyn and Yvanne were working on a recipe. They accidently put 2 4/8 cups of sugar, so they took away 1 3/4 of the sugar. How much sugar was there supposed to be in the first place?

ANSWER:

The lowest common denonmenator is 8.

So 1 3/4 will become 1 6/8

3 X 2 = 6

4 x 2 = 8

I did that cycle of multiplying, where you multiply the denomenator and the whole number and add the numerator

2 4/8 - 1 6/8 = 20/8 - 14/8 = 6/8

In lowest terms that is: 3/4.

There was suppose to be only 6/8 of sugar?

yeah.. hmm, I got a different answer than helen. so I think I'm wrong.

a.)

3/4 = 9/12

2/3 = 8/12

add 9/12 and 8/12

Answer: 17/12

b.)

2 4/8 =(4/8 + 8/8 <-borrow from 2) = 12/8

s0, 1 12/8

1 3/4 = 6/8

Subtract 6/8 to 1 12/8

Answer:6/8 or 3/4

Nice Post!!:)

4. a) 3/4 + 2/3

= 9/12 + 8/12

= 17/12

= 1 5/12

b) 2 4/8 - 1 3/4

= 2 4/8 - 1 6/8

= 8x2+4

= 20/8

= 8x1+6

= 14/8

= 20/8 - 14/8

= 6/8

= 3/4

by the way... that problem (b) made me sweat... hehehe niice post!

4-A) Mr. Harbeck had cats and dogs, 3/4 of the dogs were white, and 2/3 of his cats were white also, how many pets altogether are white??

So, to find the answer you have to find the lowest common denominator which in this case is 12.

3/4 + 2/3 = 9/12 + 8/12 = 17/12.

Mr harbeck has 17 white pets all together.

4-A) Mr. Harbeck had cats and dogs, 3/4 of the dogs were white, and 2/3 of his cats were white also, how many pets altogether are white??

Well the common denominator for both of them is 12...

3/4 = 9/12

2/3 = 8/12

and then u add the two..

9/12+8/12=17/12<-ANSWER=D

4-B) Dhona, Annalyn and Yvanne were working on a recipe. They accidently put 2 4/8 cups of sugar, so they took away 1 3/4 of the sugar. How much sugar was there supposed to be in the first place?

So....... 2 4/8

-1 3/4 -> 1 6/8

HMMM...

1 8/8+4/8=1 12/8

1 12/8 - 1 6/8=6/8<-ANSWER

--I THINK I DID IT RIGHT..--

-NICE POST=D

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