Frames 2-1 through 2-37.
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
2-1. Write a fraction to describe the part of a whole.
2-2. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
2-3. Convert a number to an improper fraction.
2-4. Reduce a fraction.
Work the following exercises (numbered frames) in numerical order. Write
the answer in the space provided in the frame. After you have completed a
frame, check your answer against solution given in the shaded area of the
following frame. The final frame contains review exercises for Lesson 2.
These exercises will help you to achieve the lesson objectives.
DEFINITION. A fraction is a part of a whole. If you cut a pie into 12
equal pieces and ate 5 pieces, you would have eaten 5/12 (five-twelfths)
of the pie (5/12 means "5 parts out of 12 equal parts").
Consider the pie mentioned above. What fraction of the pie still remains?
(Use the "pie" chart above.)