# What is Fraction – Definition and Facts

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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.

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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?

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

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

Class 3 Fraction Questions on Fraction Mathematics

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