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Fraction
A comparison of two numbers by division
Numerator
The top number in a fraction; it represents a part of a whole
Denominator
The quantity below the line in a fraction; it represents the total number of parts (the whole)
Equivalent Fraction
Fractions that represent the same part to whole relationship
Simplest Form
When the greatest common factor is 1
Proper fraction
A fraction whose numerator is less than its denominator
Improper Fraction
A fraction whose numerator is greater than its denominator
Mixed Number
A number composed of a whole number and a proper fraction
Common Denominator
A whole number greater than zero that is a common multiple of each denominator in two or more fractions
Reciprocal
The number that is used to multiply a given number to obtain an answer of 1 (Multiplicative Inverse)
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