If the answer for fraction is
then it should be written as 7. However when doingthe following computation, it will be a different story.
Why use "Invert and Multiply" in fraction division?
Use Unitary method, we know there are 7 of
, so when it is divided by 7 then theresult is just
From this example we know that a fraction can be a "division" such as
operation and also a "multiplication" operation such as 7
When encountering fraction division, a multiplication is performed. Whenencountering a multiplication, a division is actually performed, for example thefollowing 24
12 is performed first before multiplication.24
5 = 103.
A fraction involves left to right order of operation, top to down operation, and alsodiagonal operation. The following example demonstrates three operations.
?The reducing operation involves top/down and diagonal and the final result is obtainedby multiplying numbers across from left to right.4.
Because the fraction operation is so powerful, often the word problems of % or ratiois transferred to fraction and the fraction operations are performed to solve theproblem.5.
We must learn how to translate English sentences into math sentences.Example 1 For every 3 girls there are 2 boys.It could be thought as a repeating pattern problem such as the following:BBBGGBBBGGBBBGG......