Fraction Vocabulary

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denominator
the number BELOW the line in a fraction (also called the divisor), it is how many parts make a WHOLE amount
equivalent fraction
fractions with different denominators that name the same fraction
(1/2 = 4/8) (2/3 = 4/6)
improper fraction
a fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator
( 4/3, 5/2, 4/4, 24/12)
mixed number
a number written using a whole number and a fraction
numerator
the number ABOVE the line in a fraction (also called the dividend), it is how many PARTS out of the whole amount
percent
per hundred or out of a hundred
(48% = 48/100 = 0.48)
unit fraction
any fraction whose numerator is 1
(1/3, 1/8, 1/20)
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