# Write Whole Number as Fraction

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In this lesson, Julie Harland teaches how to write whole numbers as fractions by multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same number to obtain an equivalent fraction. She provides several examples and shows how this skill can be useful in solving subtraction problems with mixed numbers and whole numbers. Students can practice their understanding with a problem at the end of the lesson.

Lesson Description:

Shows how to write a whole number as a fraction.

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• How can you write a whole number as a fraction?
• How can you write 7 as a fraction?
• How can you write 7 as a fraction with a denominator of 3?
• How can you write equivalent fractions for whole numbers?
• How can you write 7 as a fraction with a denominator of 8?
• How can you figure out what the numerator would be if you want to write 7 as a fraction with a denominator of 6?
• What would the numerator be for a fraction equivalent to 7 with a denominator of 10?
• How can you write 3 as a fraction with a denominator of 2?
• How do you write 5 as a fraction with a denominator of 7?
• How do you write 11 as a fraction with a denominator of 8?
• How do you subtract a fraction from a whole number?
• How do you subtract 7 - 3/8?
• How do you subtract 5 - 2 1/3?
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This lesson is a basic introduction to how to write a whole number as a fraction. This is helpful to be able to add or subtract fractions with a whole number. All steps are shown and explained in this tutorial. Make sure to watch this if you are struggling with adding or subtracting fractions / whole numbers. A subtraction problem is also shown where a fraction is subtracted from a whole number. A couple of solution methods are presented.