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**Luke1805****Guest**

I originally posted this in another post about fractions but i didn't know if it would be answered there, as the original question in that post has been answered so there would be no need to look at it. Anyway, apologies if my original question has been answered but here it is

hi, i have to do a leaflet/poster on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions for the year below to help them remember for their Key Stage 3 curriculum tests. Problem: i just know the rules off by heart, i have since i was like 12 (maybe an exaggeration), does anyone know any tricks to help remember these rules. please reply, the homework is due next monday, the 30th June if you're in the future. (if you are, don't bother helping, i would have already handed it in.) ok.

**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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The denominator is the bottom, and it should be the same for all

adding and subtracting. To remember this, you should try to

break the rule and see it doesn't work.

Try 3/4 - 1/2. 3 minus 1 is 2. So answer is 2 / #. What is #?

Draw a pie or look at a ruler and the answer is 1/4 which is 2/8.

Seems weird.

Now for dividing fractions, I just flip over one of the two fractions and then multiply.

Is that what you do?

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**Luke1805****Guest**

Yes, thanks, I do the same, easy peasy. I chose to demonstrate this by saying

1/2 +1/3, is more than a half, think of it logically,

so the answer cant be 2/5, or 1/6, they're less than half.

I put that in my homework

Though i have already done my homework, if someone has a really good idea for remembering the rules, don't hesitste to say, thank you.

**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-02
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For addition: Add the numerators and multiply the denominators, then simplify.

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