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Everyday Uses for Fractions

Certain topics you learn in school have obvious practical applications. For example, you use language every day. It is easy to understand how a good grasp of grammar will help you succeed in interviews, writing and communicating with others. The practicality of other subjects may seem more obscure, though. If you ever sat in math class learning fractions and wondered when you would ever use that information in real life, here is your answer.

Shopping

You walk into your favorite store and see a huge banner from across the room. It’s your lucky day, because those shoes you have been eyeing are on sale for 25% off. How do you know how much you are saving, though? Without fractions, you are going into the sale blind. You may get up to the counter and be sorely disappointed at the total amount due. To make a decision that fits your budget and helps you avoid the embarrassment of having to return something you can’t afford to the shelves, you need to know how to multiply fractions. If you understand that 25% and 1/4 are the same number, you can easily calculate how much the shoes will cost. It may be harder to multiply by .25 in your head than it is to multiply by 1/4 (that is, divide by 4). Fractions don’t just help you save money; they also help you figure out exactly how much you are saving.

Cooking

You decide to make your favorite recipe that your grandmother gave you for your significant other. As it is written, however, the recipe makes enough to feed your entire extended family and still have leftovers. As much as you enjoy the dish, you don’t want to have so much of it that you are eating it for a week. When you only need 1/3 of the amount the recipe makes, multiplying fractions is a skill that comes in handy.

Understanding how to simplify fractions can also help when you’re doubling a recipe. If you want to bring twice as many cupcakes to a party than the recipe makes, you multiply the ingredients by two. It seems simple enough, doesn’t it? When 3/8 of a teaspoon becomes 6/8, however, you are less likely to lose count of the number of scoops you add to the batter if you know you can simplify that number to 3/4.

Sharing

You go out to eat with a group of friends. Four of you are single, and two people bring their significant others along, bringing your total party number to 8. When the bill comes, you decide to divide it evenly. It sounds like easy math until you discover that one of the couples is paying together, and the other couple is covering another person in honor of her birthday. There’s no need to panic if you understand fractions. The first couple pays 1/4 of the bill, the second couple pays 3/8 of the bill, and the remaining three people each pay 1/8 of the bill.

Although it may not seem obvious when you’re sitting in math class, understanding fractions can be very useful. You may get a lot of opportunities to use fractions in your everyday life.

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Home Office Remodeling Tips

Having a home office is not something everyone can boast about, but those who do have it know how amazing it is. Here you can focus on all your to-dos and handle different work obligations. If this is where you spend a lot of time, you should make it comfortable and easy on the eyes. If you already work here, why not enjoy it as much as possible? You should know about some ways you can decorate it and organize it to make it perfect.

Let a lot of natural light in the room

Instead of sterile lighting that looks rather cold and exhausting, why not let yourself enjoy the natural light while you are working? You will feel better. You can place a big window where your desk is and you will be able to see everything more clearly. Nothing is better than sunlight. It also provides you with some vitamin D, so it has more than one function. An office that is well-lit is also the one that is more productive and cheerful, and you will enjoy spending time here.

How about thinking chic?

Yes, the space should be functional, but why not also think about making it look fashionable? It should reflect your own personality, and this is where you should get inspired the most. A wall can be either black or any color that is dark, while furniture can be light-colored. Above your desk, you can put a chandelier that looks glamorous. It will feel so good adding a little glitz.

Add plants and breathe some life into it

Your office should be clean, practical and nice-looking for sure, but if you also add plants, it will definitely make it look rich and full of life, not to mention that it is healthy for you. Why not bring some nature into the space where you work? Maybe it helps you concentrate better and produce more quality things because the green might make you feel more cozy and relaxed. Clay planters sound like a good idea because they can perfectly add dimension to the room.

 

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Use nice artwork that speaks to you

Some vibrant art can really energize the space, no matter if it comes in the form of a painting or a decorative sculpture. When you see something you like and choose it for your office, it can be motivating and all the work you have to do will feel less frustrating. Also, you can create your own artwork and place it how you like it. There are many inspiring images all over the internet, just have a few clicks and you will see.

Find someone competent to handle the electrical work

For all the electrical work you need done in your home office, you should know a capable Sydney electrician. Since you will need to install and maintain the wiring and make everything work well, choose someone you find competent enough, and do not try anything yourself. You will need your electrical system and equipment fixed and upgraded if you want your home office to feel cozy. Leave all this up to a professional, while you focus more on the design of the space.

Your home office is a place that should inspire you and boost your creativity. That is the reason why it should look and feel as best as possible. Here you get down to business but a lot of your free time can be spent here, too. If you decorate it well and organize it how you like it, any kind of work will be even more enjoyable in this chamber.

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