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Writing equivalent fractions

In the article titled ‘equivalent fractions’ Conceiving equivalents of any fraction is a simple exercise. For arithmetic fractions, we will refer to Mr Gary. S. Goldman’s Pre-Algebra book, in which he writes “Whatever you do to the numerator (or top of the fraction), you have to do the denominator (or bottom of the fraction).” This […]

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Divisibility of numbers

The theory of numbers has been called a “neglected but singularly fascinating subject.” “Magic charm” is the quality ascribed to it by the foremost mathematician of the nineteenth century (Gauss). Gauss said also: “Mathematics is the queen of the sciences, and the theory of number the crown of mathematics.” And he was master of the […]

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Equal fractions

We read about fractions in the articles titled ’Arithmetic fractions’ and ‘Algebraic fractions’.  There are a few properties of fractions that are essential to a clear understanding of the topic. In this article, we will read about the equivalent property of fractions In his expository book, De Morgan says the following of fractions – ‘A […]

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Distinction between algebraic and arithmetical fraction

We all agree that math educators should strive to produce good mathematics. But how does one define good mathematics? It is fairly evident that there are many different types of mathematics which can be designated ‘good’. Good mathematics may refer to good mathematical problem solving, it may refer to good mathematical technique, and it may […]

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