Raising Fractions to Higher Terms Calculator

Raising Fractions to Higher Terms Calculator

Raising Fractions to Higher Terms Calculator


This handy calculator, can be run directly online or downloaded to your computer. The calculator can calculate anything from a unit conversion to percentages and decimals. When you're done, your answer is entered as a full fraction.


A fraction is a mathematical value that consists of a numerator and a denominator. The numerator is the value on top or on the left of the fraction, and the denominator is on bottom or on the right side of the fraction. Sometimes you have to raise a fraction to higher terms, such as when you subtract or add fractions with unlike denominators. When you raise a fraction to higher terms, you only change the form of the fraction and not its value.

When you are working with fractions, sometimes you need to change your fractions so you can easily solve your problem. The times that you need to change your fractions are when you are adding or subtracting your fractions. When you add or subtract fractions, your denominator (the bottom number) needs to be the same before you can complete your operation. Why is this? Well, think of adding 1/4 to 1/2. When you first look at your problem, you might think, how in the world am I supposed to add those? But, if you stop and think about it in terms of slices of your favorite pie, things might make a little more sense. (Source: study.com)


Let's try another example. See if you can follow along on your own. We are going to add 1/8 and 3/8. We see that both have the same denominator, so we can go ahead and simply add the numerators together. So, 1/8 + 3/8 = 4/8. Hmm. It looks like my answer can be reduced since both 4 and 8 can be divided by the same number: 4. Dividing both 4 and 8 by 4, I reduce 4/8 to 1/2. Oh wow, so 1/8 + 3/8 = 1/2. I get half a pie!

A number of the form \(\text{nonzero whole number} + \text{proper fraction}\) is called a positive mixed number. For example, 2\(\dfrac{3}{5}\) is a mixed number. On the number line, mixed numbers are located in the interval to the right of (and includ­ing) 1. Mixed numbers are always greater than or equal to 1. (Source: math.libretexts.org)



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