# Lesson: Introduction to Fractions

## Comment on Introduction to Fractions

### Ha - I get that a lot!

Ha - I get that a lot!
Yes, I am Canadian. What gave me away?

### I think the way you pronounce

I think the way you pronounce fraction.

### Ha! You're not the first

Ha! You're not the first person to point out that my pronunciation of "frack-shun" gives me away :-)

Go Leafs Go?

Leafs!?!? No.
Canucks, yes!!

### Good to know that you are

Good to know that you are Canadian...but how come you teach GRE Prep classes when in reality only a few Canadian schools request a GRE Test score for graduate admissions?.

### just getting this information

just getting this information that few of Canadian schools require GRE. why is it like that and which exam is preferred

### Most schools that accept both

Most schools that accept both the GRE and the GMAT make no distinction between the tests. So, I suggest you take the one that is best suited to you.

Cheers,
Brent

### The Practice converting mixed

The Practice converting mixed fractions - MathIsFun.com worksheet #10 says 1/9=1/9 but my answer was 2/18 because it was an equivalent fraction & therefore improper. I am unsure why they have 1/9 as the answer. Can you explain?

### That's a bad question, since

That's a bad question, since 1/9 can't be converted to an improper fraction.

2/18 is equivalent to 1/9, but neither fraction is improper (since the numerators are less than their denominators)

Cheers,
Brent

### On #5, 8 and 12 of the

On #5, 8 and 12 of the Practice converting entire fractions to mixed fraction - MathIsFun.com the answers seemed not to be mixed fractions. For #5 I wrote 16 0/1 because I could not think of another way to convert 16 to a mixed fraction and I think 16 is technically a whole number if left as is. Is my logic flawed or the worksheet?

### The GRE test-makers would say

The GRE test-makers would say 16 and 16 0/1 are NOT mixed fractions.

From the Official Guide: A mixed number (aka mixed fraction) consists of an integer part and a fraction part, where the fraction part has a value between 0 and 1.

Don't worry about those 3 questions.

Cheers,
Brent

Ok, thanks.

### Brent--you have a very

Brent--you have a very expressive voice and are more captivating than any math how-to video I've ever seen! Most math teachers I've had/watched videos of have really monotoned, boring voices. Yours is great!

### Thanks Hannah. That's nice of

Thanks Hannah. That's nice of you to say!

### Hi, great videos. Just wanted

Hi, great videos. Just wanted to point out the last three links from mathisfun.com are not working.

### Fixed. Thanks for the heads

Fixed. Thanks for the heads up!

Thanks!