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4

1/4 + 1/2 = ****

You wish to convert 1/2 into an equivalent

fraction with a denominator of 4.

To do so

you divide 4 by 2 and arrive at an answer of

2.

Since the denominator must be multiplied

by 2 to get four, the numerator must also be

multiplied by _______________ to keep the

fraction equivalent.

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2

1/2 x 2/2 =

1/2 x 2/2 = 2/4

1/4 + 2/4 =

(Finish working the problem)

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3/4

3/4 is an example of a PROPER FRACTION--one

whose value is less than unity (Unity = 1).

1/4 + 2/4 = 3/4

A fraction whose value is less than unity is

called a ________________ fraction.