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# What is 1 over 6 plus 1 over 3 in simple unit fractions?

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Q: What is 1 over 6 plus 1 over 3 in simple unit fractions?
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### How do you do unit fractions?

How would we do it well remember a unit fraction always has one as a numerator. So 2/3 would be 1/3 plus 1/3. These are the unit fractions. It's got a 1 is a numerator all right 5/6 would be a 1 6.

### Can any fraction be expressed as the sum of two unit fraction?

Yes, but only if negative unit fractions are included.For example 3/7 = 1/2 - 1/14but I do not think there are positive unit fractions that will do.Yes, but only if negative unit fractions are included.For example 3/7 = 1/2 - 1/14but I do not think there are positive unit fractions that will do.Yes, but only if negative unit fractions are included.For example 3/7 = 1/2 - 1/14but I do not think there are positive unit fractions that will do.Yes, but only if negative unit fractions are included.For example 3/7 = 1/2 - 1/14but I do not think there are positive unit fractions that will do.

### How are all unit fractions alike and different?

Unit fractions all have the same numerators but the denominators can be different.

### Is it true that ancient Egyptians thought that all fractions could be written as unit fractions?

No. They thought that all fractions could be expressed as combinations of unit fractions. They and other ancients may have thought that any fraction could be wretten as a combination of unit fractions, but according to wikipedia they (ancient Egyptians) had special symbols for 2/3 and 3/4 and even had a papyrus used by scribes that listed the equivalents for 2/n, so they did not always write fractions as this combination of unit fractions. Does your question mean a combination of unit fractions, or as a unit fraction?

### What is a fractional unit?

Unit fractions are fractions where the top number (numerator) is 1. EG: 1 over 5 ( 1/5 ) - The top number is 1 so it is a unit fraction.a unit fraction is any fraction with a numerator of 1 for example: 1/8 is a unit fraction 1/125, is a unit fraction 9/16 is NOTa unit fraction

### What is a unit in fractions?

A unit = 1 = 1/1 in fraction form.

78/1

### How are unit fractions alike?

All of them have a numerator of 1.

Yes they do

### What is a unit rate where the the denominator is one unit?

its always going to be in the denominator of 2 fractions.

an exponent

### Fractions that have the same denominator?

yes!! it is called unit fraction