# Help! Fractions

• Aug 23rd 2006, 05:56 PM
Angel King
Help! Fractions
Which of the following pairs of numbers contain like problem
A) 6/7 and 1 5/7
B) 3/2 and 2/3
C)5/6 and 10/12
D) 3 1/2 and 4 3/4

I think its the letter A. But i'm not sure
• Aug 23rd 2006, 06:04 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by Angel King
Which of the following pairs of numbers contain like problem
A) 6/7 and 1 5/7
B) 3/2 and 2/3
C)5/6 and 10/12
D) 3 1/2 and 4 3/4

I think its the letter A. But i'm not sure

Do you mean, which answers contain pairs of numbers that are equal?
A) 1 5/7 = 7/7 + 5/7 = 12/7. This is not the same as 6/7.
B) 3/2 and 2/3 are not equal.
C) 10/12 = (2*5)/(2*6) = 5/6, so C is correct.
D) 3 1/2 = 3*(2/2) + 1/2 = 6/2 + 1/2 = 7/2
4 3/4 = 4*(4/4) + 3/4 = 16/4 + 3/4 = 19/4. These are not equal.

-Dan
• Aug 23rd 2006, 06:14 PM
Angel King
oops
:o I was trying to say like fraction sorry :confused:
• Aug 23rd 2006, 08:31 PM
Quick
Quote:

Originally Posted by Angel King
:o I was trying to say like fraction sorry :confused:

Do you mean like as in "same denominator"? If that's the case than your right, answer A is correct.
• Aug 23rd 2006, 09:05 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Angel King
Which of the following pairs of numbers contain like problem
A) 6/7 and 1 5/7
B) 3/2 and 2/3
C)5/6 and 10/12
D) 3 1/2 and 4 3/4

I think its the letter A. But i'm not sure

If you mean which of these pairs contain fractions which are equal it is C. Since:

$
\frac{10}{12}=\frac{2\times 5}{2 \times 6}=\frac{2}{2}\times \frac{5}{6}=\frac{5}{6}
$

RonL
• Aug 24th 2006, 05:25 AM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by Quick
Do you mean like as in "same denominator"? If that's the case than your right, answer A is correct.

If the "same denominator" thing is correct, then both answers A and C are technically correct, since 10/12 = 5/6 has the same denominator as 5/6.

-Dan