What is a Denominator? The denominator is the bottom number in a fraction. It shows how many equal parts the item is divided into Common Denominator? When the denominators of 2 or more fractions are the same, they have Common Denominators. Finding a Common Denominator One simple answer is to multiply the current denominators together. … Continue reading "Least Common Denominator"

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## Mixed Fractions

Mixed Fraction is also known as Mixed Number A Mixed Fraction is a whole number and a proper fraction combined. Each example is made up of a whole number and a proper fraction together. That is why it is called a mixed fraction or mixed number. 3 Types of Fractions There are 3 types of … Continue reading "Mixed Fractions"

Read More## Equal, Greater, or Less Than

As well as the familiar equals sign (=) it is also very useful to show if something is not equal to (≠) greater than (>) or less than (<) Equality and Inequality Definition In mathematics, equality is a relationship between 2 quantities or more (generally 2 mathematical expressions) asserting that the expressions represent the same … Continue reading "Equal, Greater, or Less Than"

Read More## Expanded Notation

Definition Expanded Notation is about Writing a number to show the value of each digit. Expanded Notation is shown as a sum of each digit multiplied by its matching place value (ones, tens, hundreds, etc.) Examples 1,234 = 1 × 1,000 + 2 × 100 + 3 × 10 + 4 × 1 98,765 = 9 × … Continue reading "Expanded Notation"

Read More## Rational Function

Definition Rational Function is A function that is the ratio of 2 polynomials. It is Rational because one polynomial is divided by the other polynomial, like a ratio. (Note: the denominator cannot be zero.) Examples Learn More FOIL Method Counting Numbers Difference Multiplicative Inverse Definitions Index

Read More## FOIL Method

FOIL Method is a handy way to remember how to multiply 2 binomials. Definition FOIL stands for “First, Outer, Inner, Last“ F O I L First Outer Inner Last It is the sum of: multiplying the First terms, multiplying the Outer terms, multiplying the Inner terms, and multiplying the Last terms. Examples (a+b)(c+d) = ac + ad + … Continue reading "FOIL Method"

Read More## Improper Fractions

Definitions There are 3 types of fractions Fraction type Condition Examples Proper Fraction Numerator < Denominator Improper Fraction Numerator > Denominator Mix Fraction A whole number + proper fraction So, An Improper Fraction is a fraction that has a top number larger than (or equal to) the bottom number. Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Fractions How … Continue reading "Improper Fractions"

Read More## Ascending & Descending Order

Ascending Order When the numbers are arranged from the smallest number to the largest number, those numbers are said to be in an ascending order. Ascending order of numbers is arranged numbers from smallest to largest number. Descending Order When the numbers are arranged from the largest to the smallest number, those numbers are said to … Continue reading "Ascending & Descending Order"

Read More## Math Definitions

Here are some easy-to-understand definitions of mathematics terms, with links to further reading. Basic Basic Math Definitions Difference FOIL Method Expanded Notation Equality & Inequality Equal, Greater, or Less Than Fractions is … Fractions Simplest Form of Fractions Improper Fractions Mixed Fractions Equivalent Fractions Least Common Denominator Rational Function Inverse is … Inverse Operation Additive … Continue reading "Math Definitions"

Read More## Counting Numbers

Counting numbers are the set of numbers that we use to learn how to count. They are also called natural numbers, since they feel natural to us because they are naturally the first numbers to learn. Sometimes they are also referred to as positive integers. Counting: Number Names to 100 1 2 3 4 5 … Continue reading "Counting Numbers"

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