# How do you get a calculator to answer fractions?

## How do you get a calculator to answer fractions?

If you need to convert your decimal answer to a fraction, choose the MATH key and #1►Frac. The screen will show Ans►Frac. Hit Enter. (Note: The fraction answer will always appear in fraction or improper form.

### What is the answer to equivalent fractions?

Equivalent fractions are the fractions that have different numerator and denominator but are equal to the same value. For example, 2/4 and 3/6 both are equal to ½. Hence, they are equivalent in nature.

**How do you solve fractions examples?**

For example, if you have the fraction 15/45, the greatest common factor is 15, since both 15 and 45 can be divided by 15. Divide 15 by 15, which is 1, so that’s your new numerator. Divide 45 by 15, which is 3, so that’s your new denominator. This means that 15/45 can be reduced to 1/3.

**What is the rule for adding fractions?**

To add or subtract fractions they must have the same denominator (the bottom value). If the denominators are already the same then it is just a matter of either adding or subtracting the numerators (the top value). If the denominators are different then a common denominator needs to be found.

## How do you simplify fractions step by step?

How to Reduce Fractions

- Write down the factors for the numerator and the denominator.
- Determine the largest factor that is common between the two.
- Divide the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor.
- Write down the reduced fraction.

### How do you simplify fractions without a calculator?

Here’s how to reduce a fraction: Break down both the numerator (top number) and denominator (bottom number) into their prime factors. Cross out any common factors. Multiply the remaining numbers to get the reduced numerator and denominator.

**How do you simplify equations?**

Here are the basic steps to follow to simplify an algebraic expression:

- remove parentheses by multiplying factors.
- use exponent rules to remove parentheses in terms with exponents.
- combine like terms by adding coefficients.
- combine the constants.

**How do you simplify fractions mentally?**

How to Simplify Fractions — FAST

- 1st) Subtract to get the difference between numerator and denominator.
- NOTE: Turns out that this gap, 8, is the upper limit for any numbers that can possibly go into BOTH 96 and 104.
- 2nd) Try 8.
- 3rd) State the answer: 96/104 = 12/13.
- 1st) Subtract to get the gap.
- 2nd) So try 6.

## How do you simplify fractions with odd numbers?

Find the greatest common factor of both the numerator and denominator. Divide the numerator by the GCF. The result will be the simplified numerator. There’s no difference between simplifying fractions with odd or even numbers.

### Can odd numbers simplify?

The answer is no. One counter-example is 10/15. It contains one even number (10) and one odd(15), but it can be reduced to 2/3. There are many other counter-examples, such as 9/12, 20/25, etc.

**Why do we simplify fractions?**

A fraction is said to be in its simplest form if 1 is the only common factor of its numerator and denominator. We simplify fractions because it is always to work or calculate when the fractions are in the simplest form.

**How do you simplify radicals?**

How to Simplify Radicals Steps

- Find the largest perfect square that is a factor of the radicand.
- Rewrite the radical as a product of the square root of 4 (found in last step) and its matching factor(2)
- Simplify.
- Find the largest perfect square that is a factor of the radicand (just like before)

## Should you always simplify fractions?

Simplifying fractions is often required when your answer is not in the form required by the assignment. As a matter of fact, most math instructors will demand that you always put the resulting fraction in its simplest form. Generally speaking, there are two occasions where simplifying your answer may be necessary.

### How do you simplify mixed numbers?

Follow these 3 steps to convert a mixed number to an improper fraction:

- Multiply the whole number by the denominator.
- Add the answer from Step 1 to the numerator.
- Write answer from Step 2 over the denominator.

**What is a mixed number example?**

A mixed number is a combination of a whole number and a fraction. For example, if you have two whole apples and one half apple, you could describe this as 2 + 1/2 apples, or 21/2 apples.

**How do you turn 3 2 into a mixed number?**

For 3/2, the numerator is 3. Denominator. This is the number below the fraction line. For 3/2, the denominator is 2….Now let’s go through the steps needed to convert 3/2 to a mixed number.

- Step 1: Find the whole number.
- Step 2: Get the new numerator.
- Step 3: Our mixed fraction.
- Step 4: Simplifying our fraction.

## What is 8 3 in a mixed number?

Algebra Examples Multiply the newest quotient digit (2) by the divisor 3 . Subtract 6 from 8 . The result of division of 83 is 2 with a remainder of 2 .