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Fractions, Decimals & Percents - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive chapter shows you how to properly work with different types of numbers, such as fractions, decimals and percents. These informative and straightforward lessons show you how to notate and convert these types of numbers, as well as plot and compare them on a number line.
You'll learn all the definitions and rules you need in order to perform a variety of conversions and comparisons for these numbers, such as ordering fractions and changing between decimals and fractions. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Compare decimals, fractions and whole numbers using a number line
- Convert percents to decimals and percents to fractions
- Switch between decimals and fractions
- Compare and order fractions
After you complete each lesson, you can make sure you fully comprehend each concept by taking a short multiple-choice practice quiz. You can reinforce what you learn by rewatching topics that might require further attention, or by printing the word-for-word lesson transcripts to study later. The chapter is taught by expert instructors who streamline the learning process by highlighting simple definitions and providing several illustrative examples to help make these concepts memorable. Video timelines allow you to jump to specific topics and you can access the chapter material at any time that's convenient for you, whether it's at home, at school, in the library or on the go.
1. Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers
Watch this video lesson to learn how useful the number line can be when you need to compare two different numbers, be they whole numbers, decimals or even fractions. Learn how to plot these numbers on the number line so you can compare them.
2. Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation
Knowing how to convert a percent to a decimal can be a useful skill in many different situations. This lesson will show you how to perform that conversion and places where this skill will be helpful.
3. Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation
The process of converting percents to fractions is quite easy if you know where to start. This lesson will show you how to perform the conversion and give some real-world examples.
4. Changing Between Decimals and Fractions
In this video lesson, you will learn about the usefulness of knowing how to change quickly between decimals and fractions. You will also learn how changing from a decimal to a fraction is different than changing from a fraction to a decimal.
5. Comparing and Ordering Fractions
Comparing and ordering fractions is way to examine fractions that contain different-sized sets. In order to compare these fractions, you must find a common denominator and make equivalent fractions.
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- Properties of Angles & Lines
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- Geometric Construction
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