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# Fractions

### Fraction definitions

• A fraction represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts.
• The denominator (the number on the bottom of the fraction) tells us how many parts the object is divided into.
• The numerator (the part on the top of the fraction) tells us how many of these parts we have.
• An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator is larger than the denominator, for example, $$\displaystyle\frac{3}{2}$$.
• A mixed number has a whole number with a fraction, for example $$\displaystyle 1\frac{1}{2}$$.