Fractions

# Fractions - are in the fraction Sometimes it helps to think...

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Fractions fraction,  or fractional number, is used to represent a part of a whole. Fractions consist of two  numbers: a  numerator  (which is above the line) and a  denominator  (which is below the line).  The denominator tells you the number of equal parts into which something is divided. The numerator  tells you how many of these equal parts are being considered. Thus, if the fraction is  of a pie, the  denominator 5 tells you that the pie has been divided into five equal parts, of which 3 (numerator)
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Unformatted text preview: are in the fraction. Sometimes, it helps to think of the dividing line (the middle of a fraction) as meaning “out of.” In other words, also means 3 out of 5 equal parts from the whole pie. Negative fractions Fractions may be negative as well as positive. (See the figure below.) However, negative fractions are typically written as follows:...
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