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Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
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Description
Exercise Name: Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
Math Missions: 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission
Types of Problems: 1

The Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise teaches users to correctly identify and subtract fractions without like denominators.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Subtracting with unlike denominators: This type of problem gives users a subtraction problem with two fractions. Both fractions have unlike denominators and the user has to correctly multiply of divide to make the denominators even before subtracting.
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Strategies

  1. This is a moderately easy exercise. Users just need to remember how to make denominators even (multiply both the top and bottom of the fraction).

If students are looking to gain more points, this is a good exercise to receive speed badges or persistence badges in.

Real-life Applications

  1. Fractions appear in every day media to show information to consumers.
  2. Fractions are used in real life in many different ways, but they are most commonly used in the cooking, construction and science industries.

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