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# Types of Fractions

## What is a fraction ?

### Fractions are a part over a whole

Example: 1/2, The part is called the NUMERATOR in this fraction we are talking about 1 part., The DENOMINATOR is the whole. In this fraction it is the number 2. It tells how many pieces the whole is divided into.

Example: 3/5, The part is called the Numerator. In this fraction the numerator is the number 3., The DENOMINATOR is the whole. In this fraction the whole is divided into 5 parts.

## What is an Improper Fraction?

### The numerator is larger than the denominator

Example: 7/4, The numerator has 7 parts and and the denominator is cut into fourths.

Example: 7/3, The Numerator has 7 parts, the Denominator is cut into thirds

## What is an equivalent fraction?

### Fractions that represent the same amount

Example: 2/4, 2/4 = 4/8

Example: 6/10, 6/10= 12/20

## What is a Mixed Number?

### A whole number and a fraction

Example: 1 3/4, This mixed number has 1 whole and the fraction 3/4.

Example: 2 1/3, This mixed number has 2 wholes and the fraction 1/3