Ch 2: Fractions, Decimals, Percents & Ratios

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Ensure you fully understand decimals, fractions, ratios and percents by reviewing our interesting chapter. The video lessons that make up this comprehensive study guide are designed by professional instructors to help you finish your homework or study for an important exam.

Fractions, Decimals, Percents & Ratios - Chapter Summary

In this helpful chapter, our instructors present ratios, decimals, percents and fractions for your review. Some of the topics covered here include the process used to simplify fractions plus problem solving, scale factors and more. This chapter is designed to help you achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide examples of equivalent fractions
  • Use fraction strips to model fraction equivalents
  • Explain what ratios and proportions are
  • Solve math problems that involve rates
  • Outline the formula used for scale factor
  • Understand how to work with decimals
  • Convert and calculate fractions, percentages and decimals
  • Problem-solve using percents

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9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Fractions, Decimals, Percents & Ratios
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Simplifying Fractions: Examples & Explanation

1. Simplifying Fractions: Examples & Explanation

The process of simplifying fractions requires you to reduce a fraction to its smallest form. This lesson will give two methods for simplifying fractions, and a quiz at the end will allow for some practice.

What are Equivalent Fractions? - Definition & Examples

2. What are Equivalent Fractions? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review some fraction terminology and then learn what equivalent fractions are. Afterward, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

How to Model Fraction Equivalents with Fraction Strips

3. How to Model Fraction Equivalents with Fraction Strips

Fraction strips are a great tool to help teachers show students equivalent fractions. In this lesson, we go over how to make fraction strips, as well as how to incorporate their use in the classroom for both like and unlike denominators.

Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

4. Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how ratios and proportions are related. Also, learn how ratios and proportions are used in real life and how you can apply them to yours.

Solving Problems Using Rates

5. Solving Problems Using Rates

In this video lesson, learn how to set up rate problems so you can easily solve them. You will become familiar with the rate formula and you will see how easy it is to use.

What is a Scale Factor? - Definition, Formula & Examples

6. What is a Scale Factor? - Definition, Formula & Examples

How does a carpenter know the correct length of a room on a blueprint? How can a graphic designer tell if an enlarged picture will be distorted? Learn what a scale factor is and how you can use it in this article!

Working with Decimals

7. Working with Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will become well acquainted with decimals and how to work with them. Learn how you can use them to help you describe what is going on around you.

Calculating & Converting Percentages, Fractions & Decimals

8. Calculating & Converting Percentages, Fractions & Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert between percentages, fractions, and decimals easily and quickly. Learn the steps you need to take for each type of conversion.

Solve Problems Using Percents

9. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

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