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Terms in this set (16)
Fraction
represents a part of a
whole object, set, or unit
Numerator
the number of a fraction
above the bar; represents
the pieces that are
present
Denominator
The number of a fraction
below the bar; represents
the number of pieces that
make the whole number
Unit fraction
a fraction that has a
numerator of one and a
denominator that is a
positive integer
Equivalent fractions
fractions that represent
the same part to whole
relationships
Benchmark fractions
common fractions you
can use to estimate the
value of fractions
Inequality
a statement that one
number is less than or
greater than another
number
Simplest form
a way of writing a fraction
so that the numerator and
denominator have no
common factors other
than one
Multiplicative identity Property
states a x 1 = a, where a is
a nonzero number
Common denominator
a whole number that is a
common multiple of the
denominators of the
fractions
Least common denominator (LCD)
the least common
multiple of the
denominators of two or
more fractions
Mixed number
A number that has a
whole number part and a
fraction part
Improper fraction
a fraction whose
numerator is greater than
its denominator
Reciprocal
the fraction you get when
you flip a fraction
Multiplicative inverse
another word for
reciprocal
Multiplicative inverse property
States that
a/b x b/a = 1,
where a and b are non-
zero numbers
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