**Definition**

A fraction is that represents a part part of a whole or in other words , any number of equal parts. This is the mathematical expression representing the division of one whole number by another. The two numbers separated by a horizontal or diagonal line, fractions are also used to indicate a part of a whole number or a ratio between two numbers. Watch About Fractions Videos to learn more.

**Fractions**

A fraction is a Part of a whole.

The main points related to fractions are :

• the bottom number (the denominator) says how many parts the whole is divided into

• the top number (the numerator) says how many parts we have.

A fraction simply tells us how many parts of a whole we have. We can recognize a fraction by the slash that is written between the two numbers. We have a top number, the numerator, and a bottom number, the denominator. For example, 1/2 is a fraction. You can write it with a slanted slash like we have or you can write the 1 on top of the 2 with the slash between the two numbers. The 1 is the numerator and the 2 is the denominator.

Proper fractions are those fractions where the numerator is less than the denominator. An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator. For example, the fraction 7/8 is a proper fraction, where 8/7 is an improper fraction.

Like fractions are those fractions that are the same. Unlike fractions are those fractions that are different. For example, the fractions 1/2 and 2/4 are like fractions because they are same.

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