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By Tom Begnal

Multiply your woodworking talents

There's no getting round it: woodworking comprises math. should you do not know the right way to do uncomplicated calculations, you can be at slightly of an obstacle as a woodworker. however, if you happen to know the way to paintings with fractions, decimals, angles, and geometric shapes, you are going to extend your functions within the store repeatedly over.

Don't fear if you've got struggled with store math some time past. You carry the strategies on your arms. In those pages, you will find uncomplicated ways for every little thing from including fractions and decimals to laying out ellipses, octagons, and different shapes that might extend your layout repertoire. you are going to learn:

  • how to simply calculate the right kind volume of wooden and finishes you will need for projects
  • how to transform a furnishings photograph right into a dimensional drawing
  • how to regulate the rate of a computing device through combining the proper sizes of pulleys, and plenty more

Add all of it up, and it makes for an outstanding purchase in a store book.

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1 8)13 8 5 (remainder) The improper fraction 13 ⁄ 8 is equal to the mixed number 15 ⁄ 8. STEP 6: Add the whole number (12) and mixed number (15 ⁄ 8). 12 + 15 ⁄ 8 = 135 ⁄ 8 Therefore, 61 ⁄ 8 + 25 ⁄ 8 + 47 ⁄ 8 = 135 ⁄ 8. indd 30 5/11/06 9:09:56 PM Adding Unlike Fractions From chapter one, you know that unlike fractions are fractions that have different denominators. Unlike fractions can be added, but first they must be changed to fractions that have common denominators. ) Let’s look at an example.

STEP 1: Write the numbers in column form with the decimal points aligned vertically. 76 STEP 2: Add the numbers. 76 18 14 STEP 3: Place the decimal point in the total so it aligns vertically with the other decimal points. 48. STEP 1: Write the numbers in column form with the decimal points aligned vertically. indd 54 5/11/06 9:16:44 PM STEP 2: Add the numbers. 48 7 77 STEP 3: Place the decimal point in the total so it aligns vertically with the other decimal points. 77 Adding When the Decimal Has Zeros From chapter three, you will recall that a zero to the left of a decimal number serves as an important placeholder for the number.

53 ⁄ 16 + 34 ⁄ 16 = 8 STEP 6: Add the fractions. 53 ⁄ 16 + 34 ⁄ 16 = 87 ⁄ 16 Therefore, 53 ⁄ 16 + 31 ⁄ 4 = 87 ⁄ 16. Subtracting Fractions Subtraction is probably the second most common operation involving fractions. The examples that follow show how to subtract like fractions, unlike fractions and mixed numbers. Subtracting Like Fractions Subtracting like fractions is a pretty easy procedure. You simply subtract the numerators and write the sum over the common denominator. Then, if possible, reduce the new fraction to its lowest terms.

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