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- Understanding Fraction
- Understanding a numerator & a denominator.
- Examples
- Test your understanding

Fractions represent parts of a whole.

Fractions are two numbers, one written on top of the other, divided by a horizontal line.

The image below shows a watermelon divided into 5 slices (**parts of a watermelon are called slices, not pieces**).

You take 1 slice out.

To represent (show) the same information using numbers, we use **fractions**.

The part you take is written at the **top.**

Total parts are written at the **bottom.**

**Remember: **Use a horizontal line between two numbers 🙂

A fraction represents parts of **equal divisions**. If you divide any object into unequal parts, we can’t write the fraction for it.

The **top number** is a **numerator**. It represents the number of parts we take or get.

The **bottom number** is a **denominator**. It represents the total number of parts.

*We can use Down = Denominator just to remember.*

Learning the spelling is tricky but if you try like this

** NU-ME-RA-TOR **and **DEN-O-MINA-TOR**

**A numerator** shows what you get.

**A denominator** shows the total number.

Read the question and answer it.

If your answer is correct, you are a genius!

Share it with your friend and challenge them!

Share it with your friend and challenge them!

Practice Quiz(download **meandmath practice app**)

- Understanding Fraction
- Understanding a numerator & a denominator.
- Examples
- Test your understanding

Fractions represent parts of a whole.

Fractions are two numbers, one written on top of the other, divided by a horizontal line.

The image below shows a watermelon divided into 5 slices (**parts of a watermelon are called slices, not pieces**).

You take 1 slice out.

To represent (show) the same information using numbers, we use **fractions**.

The part you take is written at the **top.**

Total parts are written at the **bottom.**

**Remember: **Use a horizontal line between two numbers 🙂

A fraction represents parts of **equal divisions**. If you divide any object into unequal parts, we can’t write the fraction for it.

The **top number** is a **numerator**. It represents the number of parts we take or get.

The **bottom number** is a **denominator**. It represents the total number of parts.

*We can use Down = Denominator just to remember.*

Learning the spelling is tricky but if you try like this

** NU-ME-RA-TOR **and **DEN-O-MINA-TOR**

**A numerator** shows what you get.

**A denominator** shows the total number.

Read the question and answer it.

If your answer is correct, you are a genius!

Share it with your friend and challenge them!

Share it with your friend and challenge them!

Practice Quiz(download **meandmath practice app**)