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Introduction to Fractions

A fraction is a part of a whole. It describes how many parts it has. 

There are 2 parts to a fraction. A numerator, and a denominator. The numerator is the top part of the fraction, and the denominator is the bottom part of the fraction.

Proper Fractions

A proper fraction is where the numerator is less than the denominator. For example, 8/10 is a proper fraction 

Improper Fractions

An improper fraction is where the denominator is greater than the numerator. For example, 10/6 is an improper fraction.

Mixed Fractions

A mixed fraction is a fraction that has both a whole number and a fractional component. 


A reciprocal is where the numerator and denominator are reversed. By multiplying a fraction with its reciprocal, it will always equal to 1.

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent fractions are fractions that have different numbers, but they have the same value.


A decimal can also be used to represent fractions. For example, 0.8 is the same as 8/10.


A fraction can also be represented as a percent. For example, 8/10 is the same as 80%.

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