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Glossary of Fractions Vocabulary

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fraction
A number that names part of a whole or a part of a group.
numerator
The number above the bar line in a fraction.
denominator
The number below the bar line in a fraction.
equivalent fractions
Fractions that name the same amount.
proper fractions
Fractions that have a lower numerator (top number) than the denominator (bottom number).
improper fractions
A fraction that is greater than or equal to 1. The numerator is greater than the denominator.
simplest form
A fraction whose numerator and denominator have the number 1 as the only common factor.
mixed number
A number containing a whole number part and a fraction part.
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