Exercises on Converting Fractions to Lowest Terms

In the previous post, we learned how to convert fractions to lowest terms. In this post, I have created 15 exercises for you to practice. Convert the following fractions to lowest terms. In case the fraction is improper, convert it to mixed form. Be sure that the fraction part is in lowest terms. 1. 2.… Read More »

How to Convert Fractions to Lowest Terms

In the Civil Service Examination and in many mathematics examinations, results that are fractions are usually required to be converted to their lowest terms.  The numerator and the denominator of a fraction in lowest terms cannot be divided by any  similar integer. Knowledge of divisibility rules can be helpful in this process. Example 1: Convert… Read More »

Grammar and Correct Usage Practice 2 Answers and Explanations

Below are the answers and the explanations to the Grammar and Correct Usage Practice Test 2. The incorrect word or phrase in the sentence is highlighted red, while the correct word or phrase is highlighted green. 1. Paul Erdos was a mathematician who writes a lot of research papers in collaboration with other mathematicians. Correct Sentence: Paul Erdos was a mathematician… Read More »

Grammar and Correct Usage Practice Test 2

This is the second part of the Grammar and Correct Usage practice tests series. In each sentence, identify the error in punctuation, grammar, and usage. 1. Paul Erdos was a mathematician who writes a lot of research papers in collaboration with other mathematicians. 2. Anna lay her books on the table before opening her laptop.… Read More »

Fraction Addition Practice Test 1 Solutions and Answers

The idea of getting the least common multiple of the denominator in adding dissimilar fractions is to convert them into similar fractions or fractions whose denominators are the same. Once the fractions are similar, you only need to add the numerator and  copy the denominator. The solutions to Fraction Addition Practice Test 1 below is divided into… Read More »

Fraction Addition Practice Test 1

In the previous post, we have learned how to add fractions both similar and dissimilar. We have discussed that that in adding similar fractions, we just add the numerator of the addends and copy the denominator. On the other hand, in adding dissimilar fractions, we need to get the least common multiple of the denominator… Read More »

How to Add Fractions

Fractions whose denominators are the same are called similar fractions. Fractions that are not similar are called dissimilar fractions. Hence, the fractions , , and are similar fractions, while the fractions and are dissimilar fractions. In this post, we are going to learn how to add fractions.  How to Add Similar Fractions Adding similar fractions… Read More »

How to Get the Least Common Multiple of Numbers

In mathematics, a multiple is a product of any number and an integer. The numbers 16, -48 and 72 are multiples of 8 because 8 x 2 = 16, 8 x -3 = -48 and 8 x 9 = 72. Similarly, the first five positive  multiples of 7 are the following: 7, 14, 21, 28, 35.… Read More »

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