Ch 5: Prentice Hall Pre-Algebra Chapter 5: Operation with Fractions

About This Chapter

The Operation with Fractions chapter of this Prentice Hall Pre-Algebra Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with fraction operations. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Operation with Fractions textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall's Operation with Fractions chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the topics on fraction operations you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the pre-algebra topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Finding the least common multiple and denominator
  • Switching between decimals to fractions
  • Adding and subtracting like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers
  • Standard units of measurement
  • Solving time problems
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers
  • Distance formulas
  • Product of powers property
  • Symmetric property of equality
  • Inverse operations

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12 Lessons in Chapter 5: Prentice Hall Pre-Algebra Chapter 5: Operation with Fractions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Find the Least Common Multiple

1. How to Find the Least Common Multiple

The least common multiple of two numbers is the smallest number that can be divided evenly by your two original numbers. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!

How to Find Least Common Denominators

2. How to Find Least Common Denominators

Finding a Least Common Denominator is an important tool when working with fractions. To find least common denominators, we will use multiples of our numbers.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

3. 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.

How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4. How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

When adding and subtracting fractions, you must be sure to have a common denominator. Once you have a common denominator, you just add or subtract your numerators and then your whole numbers. Learn how in this lesson.

How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

5. How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Simple fraction arithmetic gets a little more complicated when our denominators don't match. In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and subtract unlike fractions. Then, we'll do the same with mixed numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

6. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Multiplying fractions is much more straightforward than adding, subtracting or dividing fractions. In this lesson, learn how it works. We'll also learn how to multiply mixed numbers.

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

7. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Dividing fractions and mixed numbers? It sounds daunting, but it's not as tricky as it sounds. In this lesson, we'll learn how to divide fractions and mixed numbers.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

8. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

9. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

The United States uses pounds, miles, and Fahrenheit for measurements, but the rest of the world uses the metric system. This video lesson will help you to convert from one to the other easily, so you can understand kilometers and kilograms, too.

How to Solve Problems with Time

10. How to Solve Problems with Time

It's amazing how much time can be saved when people work together. In this lesson, we'll practice figuring out just how much time we're talking about as we solve problems involving time.

Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

11. Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

Let's go on a road trip! In this lesson, we'll practice calculations involving distance, rate and time. We'll also look at how we determine the relationship between distance and fuel.

Product Of Powers: Definition, Rule & Property

12. Product Of Powers: Definition, Rule & Property

The product of powers rule states that when multiplying two powers with the same base, just add the exponents. Confused yet? This lesson will clear everything up, give some examples and provide a quiz for you to test your knowledge.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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