Reducing Fractions Part 1

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on reducing fractions, Professor Perez uses number lines and arithmetic to demonstrate how to divide the top and bottom of a fraction by the same number to simplify it. He explains that this process can be done in one or multiple steps, depending on the fraction, and emphasizes the importance of reducing fractions to their lowest terms. Overall, this lesson provides a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to reducing fractions.

Lesson Description:

Lesson 1 on reducing fractions.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • What does it mean to reduce a fraction?
  • How do you reduce fractions using a number line?
  • What are equivalent fractions?
  • What do you get when you reduce 9/6?
  • What is the easiest way to reduce fractions?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video explains how to reduce fractions by using a number line. It is a great visual way of understanding what is going on when you reduce a fraction. Equivalent fractions and how to obtain different representations of the same fraction are explained.