UNDERSTANDING Fractions

One half..One fourth..One third..what are they?  They're fractions!
A
fraction describes a part of a whole when the whole is cut into into equal parts!! Fractions can also be parts of a group. For example, if there is a group of fruit: 3 oranges and 4 apples, what fraction of the group are apples? Four sevenths. There are seven parts, and four apples. What is the fraction for the oranges?  Three sevenths.  They are fractions that are not one whole, it's just a part of the whole.

There is the denominator which is the bottom number which gives the number of parts in the whole. There is the
numerator which is the top number that tells how many parts are showing.

Here are some examples:

One fourth of the box is yellow.
Three fourths of the box is
blue.

There are several different types of fractions. Such as, equivalent fractions. They are fractions that are equal. There's also improper fractions which have a denominator that is greater than or equal to the numerator.  Most of the time,  you need to make them a regular fraction so it's easier to work with. Another type of fraction is a mixed number.  A mixed number is a fraction that that is associated with whole numbers and regular fractions.

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