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### Understanding Fractions

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