# Decompose Fraction...3

Discussion in 'Basic Math' started by nycmathguy, Dec 24, 2021.

1. ### nycmathguy

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Decompose 23/16 into two fractions. Please, show the steps.

nycmathguy, Dec 24, 2021

2. ### MathLover1

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23*(1/16)

MathLover1, Dec 24, 2021
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3. ### nycmathguy

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I found a video explaining fraction decomposition. Let me post video here.

Check this out:

nycmathguy, Dec 25, 2021
4. ### Country Boy

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I was wondering what "decomposing" meant here!
I can understand it meaning "break into two (or more) fractions that add to the given fraction": 23/16= 10/16+ 13/16 (or many other pairs of fractions, or more than two fractions) but I could also set it meaning "break into two (or more) fraction that multiply to the given fraction". 23 is prime so the numerators can only be 1 and 23 but there can be many denominators: 23/16= (1/4)(23/4)= (23/8)(1/2)= (1/8)(23/2) etc.

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