# Calculator - Fractions

TLDRThe video tutorial demonstrates how to use a TI calculator for fraction manipulation, including entering fractions and mixed numbers, converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers, reducing fractions, and performing arithmetic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also highlights the calculator's ability to convert fractions to decimals, showcasing the calculator's utility in simplifying complex mathematical tasks.

### Takeaways

- 🔢 The TI calculator can easily handle fractions by separating the whole number, numerator, and denominator parts.
- 📘 To enter a simple fraction like three fourths, press the number key, then the fraction key, and the denominator key.
- 🎯 The calculator uses a backward mark to indicate the separation of fraction components.
- 📈 For mixed numbers, like three and a half, additional steps are needed to input the whole number and fractional parts separately.
- 🔄 The calculator can convert mixed numbers to improper fractions using the 'A - b - c' and 'd - e' keys with the '2nd' function.
- 🧮 The '2nd' function is also used to access the conversion of fractions to decimals or vice versa.
- 📉 The calculator automatically reduces fractions to their simplest form, like converting 75/135 to 5/9.
- 🤖 Fractions can be added, subtracted, multiplied, and divided using the calculator, with results displayed in mixed number or improper fraction form.
- 🔄 The 'F to D' command with the '2nd' function allows for easy conversion between fractions and decimal equivalents.
- 💡 The calculator provides a decimal equivalent for mixed numbers, such as converting one and thirteen thirtieths to 1.43.

### Q & A

### Where is the fraction key located on the calculator?

-The fraction key is located on the calculator and it separates every component of the fraction: the whole number, numerator, and denominator.

### How do you enter the fraction three-fourths into the calculator?

-To enter three-fourths, you press the '3' key, followed by the fraction key, and then the '4' key.

### What is a mixed numeral and how do you enter it on the calculator?

-A mixed numeral is a combination of a whole number and a fraction. To enter it, such as three and a half, press '3', the fraction key, '1', the fraction key again, and then '2'.

### How can you convert a mixed numeral into an improper fraction?

-To convert a mixed numeral to an improper fraction, press the '2nd' key followed by the fraction key, and then press 'Enter'. The calculator will display the improper fraction.

### How does the calculator display a mixed numeral after conversion?

-The calculator shows a mixed numeral such as three and a half as '3u 1/2', with the 'u' standing for units and separating the whole number from the fraction.

### Can the calculator convert improper fractions back to mixed numerals?

-Yes, the calculator can convert improper fractions back to mixed numerals using the same '2nd' and fraction key sequence.

### How does the calculator reduce fractions automatically?

-To reduce a fraction, like 75 over 135, enter it and press 'Enter'. The calculator will reduce it automatically, showing the simplified form.

### What operation does the calculator perform if you add two fractions like 7/10 and 11/15?

-When you add 7/10 and 11/15, the calculator calculates the sum as one and thirteen thirtieths.

### How does the calculator convert fractions to decimals?

-To convert fractions to decimals, use the 'F to D' command, which stands for fraction to decimal, after pressing the '2nd' key.

### What is the decimal equivalent of one and thirteen thirtieths?

-The decimal equivalent of one and thirteen thirtieths is 1.43.

### Outlines

### 🔢 Understanding Fraction Entry on Your TI Calculator

This paragraph explains how to enter fractions into your TI calculator. It starts with an introduction to the fraction key, showing how each part of a fraction (whole number, numerator, and denominator) is separated using the fraction key. For example, entering 3/4 involves pressing the 3 key, the fraction key, and then the 4 key. It also covers how the calculator displays fractions and how to enter mixed numbers like 3 1/2, where the process is similar but involves extra steps. Finally, it highlights that the separation marks on the display show how the calculator interprets the whole number, numerator, and denominator accurately.

### 🔄 Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions and Vice Versa

This section focuses on converting mixed numbers into improper fractions using the calculator. It introduces the fraction-to-improper fraction conversion feature, accessed by using the 2nd key. The example of 3 1/2 is used, showing how the calculator converts it to 7/2. The paragraph also notes that this conversion works both ways—mixed to improper and improper back to mixed fractions. Additionally, the section mentions that the calculator can automatically reduce fractions, giving an example of 75/135 being reduced to 5/9 with ease.

### ➗ Performing Basic Fraction Operations

This paragraph outlines the calculator's ability to handle basic operations with fractions, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Using the example of adding 7/10 to 11/15, the calculator simplifies the result to 1 13/30. The paragraph highlights how convenient it is to perform these operations without manually calculating the results.

### 🔢 Converting Fractions to Decimals and Vice Versa

Here, the focus is on converting fractions to decimals and vice versa. The 'F to D' command (Fraction to Decimal) is introduced, allowing users to toggle between formats. This feature is useful for checking decimal equivalents of fractions. For example, the calculator converts 1 13/30 into 1.43 when the 'F to D' command is used. The paragraph concludes by emphasizing how easy and efficient this conversion process is.

### Mindmap

### Keywords

### 💡Fraction

### 💡Mixed Numeral

### 💡Improper Fraction

### 💡Reduction

### 💡Numerator

### 💡Denominator

### 💡Calculator

### 💡Fraction Key

### 💡Conversion

### 💡Decimal

### 💡Arithmetic Operations

### Highlights

Your TI calculator can easily manipulate fractions.

The fraction key separates the whole number, numerator, and denominator.

To enter a fraction like three-fourths, press the 3 key, fraction key, and 4 key.

The backward mark separates the components of the fraction.

Mixed numbers, like three and a half, can also be entered with extra steps.

The calculator converts mixed numbers to improper fractions using the '2nd' and fraction keys.

Three and a half converts to 7 over 2 using the conversion feature.

The calculator can also convert improper fractions back into mixed numbers.

It reduces fractions automatically, such as converting 75/135 to 5/9.

The calculator performs basic operations with fractions, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

For example, adding 7/10 and 11/15 equals 1 and 13/30.

Fractions can be converted to decimals using the F to D (Fraction to Decimal) command.

The calculator can convert decimals back into fractions as well.

To convert a mixed number like 1 and 13/30 to decimal, press the F to D command.

The equivalent decimal of 1 and 13/30 is 1.43.

The calculator provides a simple way to handle fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.