# Ch 4: GED Math: Decimals & Fractions

### About This Chapter

## GED Math: Decimals & Fractions - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter delve into the kind of content you'll want to well-versed in when taking on the decimals and fractions portion of the GED math test. You'll review several demonstrations of related mathematical actions to shore up your ability to work with these kind of problems. Topics covered include raising and reducing fractions, changing between decimals and fractions, and all of the following:

- Rounding and ordering decimals
- Solving problems involving decimals
- Types of fractions
- Shifting between improper fraction and mixed number form
- Working with fraction and mixed number arithmetic
- Comparing decimals, fractions and whole numbers within a number line

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### 1. Decimal Basics: Rounding, Ordering & Zeros

Working with decimals can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be that way. In this lesson, we will learn how rounding, ordering and zeros work with those numbers that are to the right of the decimal point.

### 2. Performing Operations with Decimals

Decimals are used to represent parts of a whole and are very useful in many types of measurements and calculations. In this lesson, learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals.

### 3. What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

Fractions may be your friend's worst nightmare, but they don't have to be yours. Watch this video lesson to learn about fractions and how you can understand them easily. Also, learn to identify the different types of fractions.

### 4. Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

Improper fractions and mixed numbers are two different types of fractions. They both have different purposes when using fractions in a problem. In this lesson, you will learn how to convert between these two different forms.

### 5. How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

When working with fractions, you sometimes need to change your fraction to make it easier to work with. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can raise and reduce fractions to make your problem solving easier.

### 6. Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

Adding whole numbers is one thing. But adding fractions and mixed numbers? That's not so simple. Or is it? In this lesson, we'll practice arithmetic with both fractions and mixed numbers.

### 7. 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.

### 8. 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.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the GED Math: Quantitative, Arithmetic & Algebraic Problem Solving course

- About the GED: Mathematical Reasoning
- GED Question Types
- GED Math: Number Sense & Problem Solving
- GED Math: Ratio, Proportion & Percent
- GED Math: Data, Probability & Statistics
- GED Math: Algebra Basics, Expressions & Polynomials
- GED Math: Equations, Inequalities & Functions
- GED Math: Geometry
- GED Math: Problem Solving Flashcards