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### Course: Arithmetic (all content)>Unit 5

Lesson 2: What fractions mean

# Worked example: Recognizing fractions

Created by Sal Khan.

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• when you do 1 whole it is 2/2 shaded any color this doesn't make sense
• I'm not understand what you're confused about. 2/2 is the same as 1.

• it doest matter what kind of line you use as long as you use it.
• What are simplified fractions
• Simplified fractions are another form of an improper fraction to be in. It is simply putting a fraction like 6/4 into 1 1/2.
Ex. improper.. 12/3 or 9/2 or 15/7 transforms into-
a simplified fraction... 4 or 4 1/2 or 2 1/7
• I did do that and it was counted wrong. I don't know why? Ugh.
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• do you guy that dont under stand show how many people are you say 123456789 and show your selves
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• at I want to now how to solve a real fraction equation
• They are on other videos not this one.This is for this specific problem
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• Iḿ not sure about fractions.Can you teach me some more?
• it helping me alot and i am getting better at it
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• Yay! I am happy the program is helping you. If you have any questions just type them up and I am happy to answer them. :-)
• On the test I took there were 2 figures and not 1. In the video there was only 1 shape and I do not know how to figure out 2 shapes.
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• To do so if one shape is whole you put 1. If the second shape has some parts shaded, you make the fraction.

Say you have two circles cut into fourths, one having all fourths highlighted and the other just two. The first one will have a 1 and the other one will be written as 2/4. Hence the answer is 1 2/4