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August 7th, 2017, 07:50 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2017 From: America Posts: 7 Thanks: 0  Equivalent fraction of "ONE"
Hello guys, what is up? Well, today I'm going to talk about FRACTIONS. There's a curious property in fractions and as simple as it seems however I couldn't figure it out. I'm still trying get the idea. Such property's going to be illustrated down: First we have a general property that says: "The whole is equal all its parts". Now a more particular fraction's property: "Any fraction of any number is equal to that number of times a fraction of 1" 1 1 2 I.E:  of 2 = 2 *  of 1 or  of 1 3 3 3 N N AN Generally:  of A = A *  of 1 or  of 1 M M M Of course this must be proposed only in applicate numbers for 2 cannot be divisible by 3, then I got to the point where I get stuck: 1 2 2 I.E:  of 2 days =  of 1 day, it fits because still  it's only 3 3 3 2 a part of a day,  of a day cannot be greater than one day, hence I never 3 heard that a part be greater than the whole. Now a last one mere: L = Pound p = Pence 2 2 12 1L = 240 pence then >  of 6L = 6 *  of 1L or  of 1L 3 3 3 12 2 if you calculate it, you'll see that  of 1L is really =  of 6L, 3 3 12 12 but how could  be part of 1L if  the supposed part is greater than 3 3 1L? Here are the values: 6L = 1440 pence 2 12  of 6L = 960 pence or 4 pounds, and  of 1L = 960P or 4P 3 3 12 Again: How may  be part of 1L if 960P > 1L ( 4L > 1L) ? 3 "Is all its parts greater than the whole?" I'll be very thankful for any answer! Thanks a lot for the attention guys, and have a nice day! Bye! Last edited by skipjack; August 7th, 2017 at 02:36 PM. 
August 7th, 2017, 09:34 AM  #2 
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Fractions needn't be "parts". Obvious examples of fractions are 1/2 and 2/3. In general, though, fractions can be of the form 3/2 or 18/5. For the rule that the whole equals (the sum of) its parts, those parts wouldn't exceed the whole. Of course, it's still true that 3 = 4/3 + 3/2 + 1/6. In that example, the whole exceeds 1, so its parts can also exceed 1, but they don't exceed 3. 
August 7th, 2017, 12:36 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2017 From: America Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 
Hey skipjack, well done! Even with that mess you get it right, thanks a lot! Just now, I see the mess I made in my post; I'll try to fix it. Last edited by skipjack; August 7th, 2017 at 02:34 PM. 
August 7th, 2017, 01:36 PM  #4  
Newbie Joined: Jun 2017 From: America Posts: 7 Thanks: 0  Fixed the mess in my thread Quote:
Last edited by skipjack; August 7th, 2017 at 02:39 PM.  

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