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Fractions

Can you cut a cake in 6 equal pieces? Well, we can say each individual piece will represent by 1/6th of the cake. Or in other words, the piece is a 1/6th fraction of the cake. This is just one example of numbers that are called fractions. So what is fraction? They are very commonly used in our day-to-day lives. Let’s find out more in the section below.

FAQ on Fractions

Question 1: What is a fraction in math?

Answer: A fraction basically tells you how many parts of a whole you have. You can identify a fraction by the slash which we write between the two numbers. The top number is the numerator and a bottom number is the denominator. For example, 3/4 is a fraction.

Question 2: What are the parts of a fraction?

Answer: A fraction names part of an area or part of a collection. Numerator is the top number of a fraction and denominator is the bottom part. There are two equal parts, for instance, 2/6. 2 is the numerator and 6 is the denominator.

Question 3: What is like and unlike fraction?

Answer: The fractions having the same denominators are refereed to as fractions. On the other hand, the fractions having different denominators are referred to as unlike fractions.

Question 4: What is the fraction line called?

Answer: Vinculum is the term for the fraction line. We use it to generally illustrate any horizontal line in mathematical symbols. For instance, the line between numerator and denominator, the line above the recurring decimal and more. Thus, in general terms we refer to it as fraction or division bar.

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