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Decomposing fractions review

Review the basics of decomposing fractions, and try some practice problems.

Decomposing fractions

To decompose a number, we break it into smaller parts.
Fractions, like all numbers, can be decomposed in many ways.

Example 1: Tape diagram

Let's decompose 59.
One way we can decompose 59 is 29+39:
Another way we can decompose 59 is 19+29+29:

Example 2: Number line

How can we decompose 64?
One way we can decompose 64 is 14+14+14+14+14+14:
Another way we can decompose 64 is 34+34:
Want to learn more about decomposing fractions? Check out this video.


Problem 1
Which of these sums equal 1410 ?
Choose all answers that apply:

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

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