# Solving Problems With Fractions For example, 2/4 and 1/3 would need to be changed to have a denominator of 12.

For example, 2/4 and 1/3 would need to be changed to have a denominator of 12.

The denominator for the fraction part of the mixed number remains the denominator for the improper fraction. Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for 13 years.

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The numerator, or top half of the fraction, represents how many parts are being discussed.

Students often have trouble understanding the concept of fractions, which can lead to difficulty completing fraction problems.

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Today we are going to look at some examples of word problems with fractions.

We will illustrate how block diagrams can be used to help you to visualize the fraction word problems in terms of the information given and the answer that needs to be found.

Block Diagrams, (also called Tape Diagrams) are used in Singapore Math and the Common Core.