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Understanding Fractions

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  • 1. UnderstandingFractions
    Ms. Taylor
  • 2. Fraction
    A fraction is the quotient of two rational numbers.
    Numerator
    Denominator
  • 3. Classification of Fractions
    Proper Fraction
    Improper Fraction
    Mixed Number
  • 4. Classification of Fractions
    A proper fraction is a fraction with the numerator less (smaller) than the denominator.
    An improper fraction is a fraction with the numerator great (larger) than or equal (the same) to the denominator.
    A mixed number has a fraction and a whole number.
  • 5. Proper Fractions
    3
    4
    1
    2
  • 6. Improper Fractions
    7
    5
    9
    9
  • 7. Mixed Number
    1
    4
    3
  • 8. Equivalent Fractions
    A equivalent fraction is a fraction that names the same fraction.
    These are equivalent fractions.
    6 1
    18 3
    ,
  • 9. Order Fractions
    To order fractions with like denominators:
    First look at the numerator s.
    Place the fractions with the lowest numerator first.
    Place the second lowest numerator next.
    Keep doing this until there are no more fractions.
  • 10. Ordering Fractions
    Order the following fractions:
    2 1 3
    4 4 4
    The answer:
    1 2 3
    4 4 4
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    ,
    ,
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