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Do Now 12/3/09 Take out HW from last night. Take out HW from last night. Punchline worksheets #57 & #58 Punchline worksheets #57 & #58 Copy HW in your planner. Copy HW in your planner. Text page 185, #12-36 evens; #42-46 evens Text page 185, #12-36 evens; #42-46 evens

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Homework “Why Aren’t Dragons Hungry on Weekends?” THEY FEAST ON WEAK KNIGHTS “Why Did the Candle Fall in Love?” HE MET THE PERFECT MATCH

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Objective SWBAT write fractions in simplest form and write equivalent fractions. SWBAT write fractions in simplest form and write equivalent fractions.

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What Do You See? Section 4.3 “EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS”

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The first of these fractions 1/5 is in SIMPLEST FORM because the numerator and denominator have no common factors. To SIMPLIFY fractions divide the numerator and denominator by common factors.

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EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS- two fractions are equivalent if they represent the same quantity. = = A fraction is in SIMPLEST FORM if its numerator and denominator have a greatest common factor of 1.

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EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS- multiplying the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same nonzero number x x = x x = x x =

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Simplifying Fractions = When simplifying fractions, look for the greatest common factor in the numerator and denominator. Then divide. = = =

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Simplify the Following Fractions = = = =

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Which Three Fractions Are Equivalent???

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Simplify Variable Expressions To simplify a variable expression, you can factor the numerator and denominator and then divide out any common factors. To simplify a variable expression, you can factor the numerator and denominator and then divide out any common factors. A variable expression is in SIMPLEST FORM if the numerator and denominator have no factors in common other than 1. A variable expression is in SIMPLEST FORM if the numerator and denominator have no factors in common other than 1.

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Simplify the following fractions

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Homework Text page 185, #12-36 evens; #42-46 evens Text page 185, #12-36 evens; #42-46 evens 24

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