Broken Numbers. History of Writing Fractions Sketch 4. A Brief Overview of What’s To Come. Early developments Egyptians Babylonians Chinese Indians Hindus Recent developments. Early Developments. Fractions have been around for about 4000 years but have been modernized since
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History of Writing Fractions Sketch 4
21st century: instead of using the pint and a cup of milk for a cooking recipe, we use 3 cups
1 1/2 1/8How the Heck Did Ya Get That Table?
i.e. 1/3 of 1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2 = 1/96
Each numerator is multiplied by the denominators of the other fractions. Add them as the dividend, multiply the denominators as the divisor. Divide; if there is a remainder let it be the numerator and the divisor be the denominator
(5 x 4) / 6 + (3 x 6) / 4
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