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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:04 pm 
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How many twelfths are there in 3? 3/4? and 1/4?

How it needs to be calculated?

Thanks for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: Help please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:17 pm 
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goldenstar - you keep asking us for help with your maths. I really think it would be better to talk to your teacher.

For this homework you need to understand what 1/12 means before you can go any further.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:22 pm 
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goldenstar wrote:
How many twelfths are there in 3? 3/4? and 1/4?

How it needs to be calculated?

Thanks for your help.

I am not a teacher so this method may not be ideal. However this is how I taught my dd and she understood it.

How many twelfths in 3? If you imagine 3 as a fraction then it would be 3/1. Since we need the answer in twelfths, we need to multiply the denominator (in this case the 1) by 12 . But, if we mulitply the denominator by 12 then the numerator must also be multiplied by 12. If you do this calculation, the answer will be 36/12. Thus there are 36 tewlfths in 3. Try doing the same to 3/4 and 1/4.

Apologies in advance if this method is not quite how they are taught at school. I am ceratin one of the very kind teachers will verify this.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Thank you for your help.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
goldenstar - you keep asking us for help with your maths. I really think it would be better to talk to your teacher.

For this homework you need to understand what 1/12 means before you can go any further.


That's rude to say :) , just kidding.


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 Post subject: Re: Help please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:47 pm 
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A twelfth is 1 divided by 12 - is this a problem with vocab rather than the maths?

Books with the answers in as well as the questions are useful...

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