Equivalent fraction word problem example 4 | Fractions | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy | Summary and Q&A

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TL;DR

Learn how to find 1/3 of the amount 48 using equivalent fractions and intuitive visualization.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How can Sarah find 1/3 of her $48?

Sarah can find 1/3 of her $48 by creating an equivalent fraction with 48 as the denominator. She would set aside $16.

Q: How can visual representation help in understanding fractions?

Visual representation, such as dividing a pie or box into parts, can help in understanding fractions by showing the relationship between the whole and the fraction being considered.

Q: Why is 1/3 of 48 equal to 16/48?

1/3 of 48 is equal to 16/48 because dividing 48 into three equal parts would result in 16, which represents 1/3 of the whole.

Q: What is the process for finding an equivalent fraction?

To find an equivalent fraction, you can multiply both the numerator and denominator by the same number, ensuring that the value of the fraction remains the same.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Sarah wants to save 1/3 of her $48 for a trip.

  • To find 1/3 of 48, you can create an equivalent fraction using 48 as the denominator.

  • By splitting a visual representation of 1/3 into 48 pieces, you can determine that 1/3 of 48 is equal to 16.

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