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numerator
the top part of a fraction
denominator
the bottom part of a fraction
vinculum
the separating line in a fraction
equivalent fractions
fractions that have the same value
mixed number
a number represented by a whole part and a fraction part
improper fraction
a fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator
ascending
from smallest to largest
descending
from largest to smallest
lowest common denominator (LCD)
for two or more fractions, the lowest common multiple of their denominators
highest common factor (HCF)
the largest number that is a factor of all the given numbers
proper fraction
a fraction where the numerator is less than the denominator
simplest form
a fraction is in simplest form when the top and bottom cannot be any smaller, while still being whole numbers
simplifying fractions
writing a fraction in its 'simplest form' by dividing the numerator and the denominator by their highest common factor (HCF)
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