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100

This term refers to the answer you get when you multiply two numbers.

Product

100
10/100

1/10

100

1/3+1/3

2/3
100

Bryan had half of a candy bar. He ate half of the candy bar. How much of the candy bar does Bryan have left?

1/2 - 1/2 = 0; There is no candy bar left. - Karina

100

1/3+1/3=

Remember when adding fractions with like denominators, you add the numerators together, but not the denominators.

200

This is the word for the number that is divided into in a division problem.

Dividend

200

3/6

1/2

200

1/2+1/2 as a whole number

1

200

Karen had two thirds of a pizza. She ate one third of the pizza. How much pizza does Karen have left?

1/3

2/3 - 1/3 = 1/3; She has 1/3 of the pizza left. - Aileen

200
Solve 1/2+1/2 as a whole number.
If you get a solution where the numerator is equal or larger to the denominator, divide the numerator by the denominator to get a whole or mixed number.
300

This term refers to the answer in a division problem.

Quotient

300

4/16

1/4

300

1/4+1/4 in lowest terms

1/2

300

Bob has 8/14 of a bag of chips. He eats 1/2 of it. How much of the bag of chips does he have left?

4/14 or 2/7 of his bag of chips

1/2 of 8/14= 4/14    8/14-4/14=4/14 or 2/7    4/14 divided by 2= 2/7 - Eric

300

1/4-1/8=

To add or subtract fractions that have different denominators, you need to find like denominators.

What common denominator might 1/4 and 1/8 have? (Don't forget to change the numerator as well!)

400

This term refers to different fractions that have the same value, for example, 1/2 and 2/4.

Equivalent Fractions

400

9/12

3/4

400

3/4+1/8

7/8
400

Sophie has 9/15 of a bowl of soup. She gives 1/3 of it to her friend. How much does she have now?

6/15 or 2/5 of her bowl of soup

1/3 of 9/15= 3/15    9/15-3/15=6/15 or 2/5    6/15 divided by 3= 2/5 - Eva

400

1/2*1/3=

When multiplying fractions, you multiply the numerators by each other and the denominators by each out - that is the top number x the top number and the bottom number x the bottom number.
500

This term refers to a number times itself.

Squared

500

32/128

1/4

500

2/3+1/4

11/12

500

Millie eats 1/2 of her birthday cake. The next day, her brother Cal eats 1/2 of the remaining cake. How much cake is left?

1/4

1 x 1/2= 1/2; 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4; 1/2-1/4= 2/4-1/4=1/4 - Margaret

500

Divide 1/3 by 1/2.

When dividing fractions, you multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal (or flipped version) of the second fraction.

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