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What is Fraction – Definition and facts

*What is Fraction – Definition and Facts | In this you will learn about Definition, Types of Fraction, and Facts of Fractions…*

*When a one whole is divided into a number of equal parts *

*each part is called a fraction of the whole and gets a special name.*

*One fourth – ¼**One half – ½**One third – ⅓*

*In mathematics, a fraction represents a part of something or a collection of things as a whole.*

*A fractional number is written with two numbers upper and lower side separated by a line.*

*¼*

**Numerator**

*The numerator of a fraction is written above the dividing line; it tells us the number of parts chosen.*

**Denominator**

*A fraction’s denominator is written below the dividing line. It tells us how many equal parts were made.*

*Let’s take an example *

*If I cut a banana into 3 equal parts and ate 2 of them so what fraction of Banana did I eat?*

**Answer is – ****⅔**

Types of fractions:

*Like Fractions: Fractions with same denominator is called like fractions.*

*Example: – 1/6, 3/6, 4/6. 5/6 is Like Fractions because all have a denominator of 6.*

*Unlike Fractions: Fractions with different denominators is called unlike fractions.*

*Example: – 2/5, 4/8, 4/6. 5/9 are unlike fractions because all have a different denominator.*

*Proper Fraction: A fraction in which numerator is less than its denominator is considered a proper fraction.*

*For ex: – 2/4, 4/8, 6/9*

*Improper Fraction: A fraction in which numerator is greater than its denominator is called an improper fraction.*

*For ex- 4/2, 8/4, 9/6*

*Mixed Fraction: A mixed fraction is a combination of a whole number and a proper fraction*

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Facts to Remember

*The Parts of a Whole is Called***Fractions.***Denominator of a Fraction Can Never Be***Zero**.*To Find the Fractional Part of a Number Multiplied a Number by The Numerator and Divide the Product by The Denominator.***Equivalent**Fraction Represent the Same Part of the Whole Fraction.*Fractions having a value greater than 1 Whole are called Improper Fraction*

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**Class 3 Fraction Questions on Fraction Mathematics**

*Fractions with a numerator of 1 are called ____________.**2/5 of 100 is?…………………………….**One fourth of 20 is = _____________ .**In the fraction 8/20, the numerator is _____________.**The fraction 10/10 written in the lowest term is _____________.**Fractions with different denominators are called ______________.*

**Answers :-**

*Unit fraction**40**5**8**1**Unlike fraction*