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October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014

Posted by **donte-thrid grader** on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 5:25pm.

2/4 reduces (or simplies if you prefer) to lower terms. Think 1/2 of 8 = 4.

Another way to do that problem is this.

2/4 x 8/1 =

The word "of" in a math problem usually indicates the need for multiplication.

When you multiply fractions, you just multiply straight across and then simplify as much as possible.

2/4 x 8/1 = 16/4 = 4

Those are the steps, and they will work for other problems, too.

=)

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**Joel**, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7:32pmJacob is making a recipe and requires 3/8 cups of water for stew. He needs to double the recipe . Find your answer in simplest form

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