would someone give me examples of finding the average of fractions.as well as the steps in obtaining the final answer .I have never done this before

thanks

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- July 31st 2005, 06:03 PMSteves5afinding the average
would someone give me examples of finding the average of fractions.as well as the steps in obtaining the final answer .I have never done this before

thanks - July 31st 2005, 10:00 PMMath Helpaverage fractions
Let us find the average of 3 fractions:

1/2 1/3 and 1/4

In general to find the average of 3 fractions (or non fractions) you add the fractions together and divide by 3 (or however many fractions you have.

In this case:

(1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4)/3 ; least common denominator for the fractions is 12 rewritten:

(6/12 + 4/12 + 3/12)/3

(13/12)/3

or

(13/36)