the numerator of this fraction, the numerator of the fractional part of the

mixed number.

EXAMPLE

Reduce 7 + 3/5 to 5ths.

1 = 5/5, 7 = 7 x 5/5 = 35/5

7 + 3/5 = 35/5 + 3/5 = 38/5

(3) *Rule 3*.

To change a fraction to another fraction having a desired

denominator, divide the desired denominator by the existing denominator.

Then multiply both numerator and denominator of the existing fraction by the

resulting quotient.

In case of a mixed number, first change it to a

fraction as described in the preceding rule, and then proceed as described.

EXAMPLE

Reduce 3/4 to 28ths.

28 + 4 = 7, 7 x 3 = 21, 3/4 = 21/28

c.

Do the

division shown in the following example. The quotient will be the number of

units. If there is no remainder, it reduces to a whole number. If there is

a remainder, it reduces to a mixed number of which the quotient is the whole

number part and the remainder is the numerator of the fractional part.

EXAMPLE

Reduce 32/4 to a whole number.

32/4 = 32 + 4 = 8

Reduce 47/9 to a mixed number.

47/9 = 47 + 9 = 5 + 2/9

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