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Author:  haniya11plus [ Thu May 09, 2019 11:05 am ] 
Post subject:  How many twelfths (11+) 
Afternoon guys My dd is solving this question and she is confused whether she has to multiply 1/12*1 or not Q: by how many twelfths in 1 5/6 less than 2 1/4? Thank you 
Author:  Choccy74 [ Thu May 09, 2019 11:55 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: How many twelfths (11+) 
I would just convert the fractions to twelfths, i.e.: 1 & 5/6 becomes 1 & 10/12 2 & 1/4 becomes 2 & 3/12 then it's easy to work out the difference in twelfths between the two numbers. 
Author:  haniya11plus [ Thu May 09, 2019 12:06 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: How many twelfths (11+) 
Hi Thanks for reply she was just confused with the whole numbers ( 1 & 2 ) 
Author:  helen0209 [ Thu May 09, 2019 2:48 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: How many twelfths (11+) 
Hi, convert the whole numbers into 12ths as well. So, 1 & 5/6 becomes 1 and 10/12 and then add it to 12/12 to become 22/12 2 & 1/4 becomes 2 and 3/12 and then add it to 24/12 to become 27/12 Then you can subtract 27/12 from 22/12 and 2 & 1/4 is 5/12 larger than 1 & 5/6 
Author:  dette1510 [ Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: How many twelfths (11+) 
My daughter finds these questions easier when she puts them into improper fractions. 1 & 5/6 = 22/12 2 & 1/4 = 27/12 its much easier to see the difference. 
Author:  haniya11plus [ Thu May 09, 2019 2:57 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: How many twelfths (11+) 
yes putting into improper fractions makes it much easier. Thanks to all of you who replied best of luck to everyone with pre test 
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