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### Course: Get ready for 5th grade > Unit 3

Lesson 5: Fractions with denominators of 10 and 100# Adding fractions: 7/10+13/100

Sal uses visual models to add 7/10 and 13/100.

## Want to join the conversation?

- if 7/10 is 70/100 what is 70/10, 700/100?(6 votes)
- Yep! A really easy way to see if 70/10 and 700/100 are equivalent is solve them. 70/10 is equal to 70 divided by 10. The quotient is 7. 700 divided by 100 is also 7. Now we know that they are both equivalent.(6 votes)

- Why when we are doing the fraction like 80/100 or 50/100 why do have to multiply why can't we divide, add or subtract.(3 votes)
- how do you know which one to do first?(3 votes)
- I couldn't figure it out when I stopped the vidio.Could you(1 vote)
- it is like this, first turn the 10's into 100' by multiplying by ten then add normally like 8/10 + 14/100 so 8x 10 = 80 and 80+14=94 so 94 is the answer(4 votes)

- If someone posts a question how will they know if someone answered it? Some people post questions like 9 years ago and I answer them!(1 vote)
- Hehe just like this I will probably forget about it forever!(1 vote)

- How do you multiply 7/10 by 10/10?(0 votes)
- By the conventional methods, the numerators , 7 and 10, multiplied together will give 70, and the denominators, both 10, multiplied together will give 100. But if you reduce the 10/10 to the simplest form, you won't really be needing to do any multiplying at all.(2 votes)

- these r so easy(0 votes)
- ya They r so easy(0 votes)

- What if the denominator was a one digit number...will it be harder to solve it?(0 votes)
- yes, yes it would.(0 votes)

- what do you mean by how you can add a certain number(0 votes)

## Video transcript

- [Instructor] So what we're
going to try to do in this video is add 7/10 to 13/100,
pause this video and see if you can figure what that is. Alright so despite being a
little bit intimidating at first because we're adding tenths
here, 7/10 and we're adding hundredths here 13/100, how
do I add a certain number of tenths to a certain
number of hundredths? The key idea is to re-express
7/10 as a certain number of hundredths, so how do we do that? Well let's just first visualize
each of these fractions. So 7/10 if we imagine this
square is a whole and that we've divided it into ten equal
sections I tried to hand draw it as best as I can, notice I
have filled in seven of those ten equal sections that we
have split the whole into. So this represents 7/10 and
13/100 you could split the whole into 100 equal sections and
I tried to hand draw it, let's assume that these
are 100 equal sections. And so notice this is a ten
by ten square, it's got 100 of these squares and notice we
have ten plus three 13 filled in so we want to add these
7/10 to these 13/100. Now how do we express 7/10
in terms of hundredths? Well visually you could take
each of your tenths and split them into ten equal sections,
now you have your whole split into hundredths and each of
your tenths is now a hundredth so you have ten times as many
things in the denominator and you also have ten times as
many things in the numerator. Before you had seven of the
tenths filled in, now you have 70 of the hundredths filled in. Or another way to think
about it, we multiplied the numerator by ten and the
we multiplied the denominator by ten. And if you do the same
thing to the numerator and the denominator, you
multiply or divide it by the same number, you're not changing
the value, think about it, ten over ten is the same thing
as one, so we're just taking one and multiplying it by
7/10 isn't going to change the value. But this is as we already
talked about this is equivalent to 70/100, so this is equal
to 70/100 which is this right over here plus 13/100, plus 13/100. Well now we're adding 100s
in both cases, if I have 70 of something and I add to
that 13 of the same somethings in this case the something
is hundredths, I'm going to have 83 of that so this is
going to be 70, get the same color, this is going to be equal
to 70 plus 13, plus 13/100. 70 plus 13/100 and what's 70
plus 13, well that of course is going to be 83/100. And we are done.