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fractions
a number that expresses parts of a whole or a group
equivalent fractions
fractions that have the same value but look different
ex. 1/2 = 2/4 = 3/6
numerator
the dividend of a fraction or the top number of the fraction
denominator
the divisor of a fraction or the bottom number of the fraction
mixed number
a number made up of a whole number and a fraction
ex. 2 3/4 or two and three fourths
unlike denominator
denominators in two or more fractions that are different
whole
all of something including all its component elements or parts
one-half
1/2, 50%, or 0.5
one-third
1/3, 33%, or 0.333(repeated)
one-fourth
1/4, 25%, or 0.25
one-fifth
1/5, 20%, or 0.2
one-sixth
1/6, 17%, or 0.17
one-seventh
1/7, 14%, or 0.14
one-eighth
1/8, 12.5%, or 0.125
one-ninth
1/9, 11%, or 0.11(repeated)
one-tenth
1/10, 10%, or 0.1
improper fraction
a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominator
simplify
to write a fraction or expression in simplest form
multiples
numbers you say when you skip count. Multiples of 2 are: 2,4,6,8,...
least common multiples
the least of common multiples of two or more numbers
greatest common factor
The largest factor that two or more numbers have in common.
factors
Numbers that are multiplied together to get a product
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