How to Raise and Reduce Fractions


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Reduce the fraction 10/20.

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1. Raise the fraction 1/2 so that you can add it to 1/6.

2. Which of the following fractions need to be reduced?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Raising and reducing fractions allows you to change your fractions in desired ways, so as to enable you to more easily solve a problem. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of this bedrock principle of working with fractions. The questions on the quiz will ensure that you know when to raise or reduce a fraction, respectively, and how to perform these functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Raising fractions
  • Adding fractions
  • Reducing fractions
  • Identifying fractions that need to be manipulated

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related math lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fractions in a different light
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving raising and reducing fractions
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained and apply that knowledge to add two fractions with different denominators

Additional Learning

If you have any questions about this material and want to check out the accompanying lesson, you can pull up How to Raise and Reduce Fractions. You'll study topics like:

  • Why fractions need to be changed to solve certain problems
  • Steps to raise and reduce fractions
  • Sample scenarios that require reducing or raising fractions