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Fraction

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A fraction is a number that has 2 numbers with a line between. Fractions show division which is why proper fractions are less than a whole. Fractions have decimal form and some fraction in decimal form are repeating.

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A list of fractions[edit | edit source]

This list is fractions to decimal form. Rounded to the ten thousandths place, except for very long decimals that actually end. This fraction list goes to 1/20, you are welcome to add more[1].
Note : The overline symbol means repeating.

Types of fractions[edit | edit source]

  • Proper fraction: A fraction less than 1. 3/4
  • Improper fraction: A fraction greater than 1, 16/3 = 5 1/3 Note that improper fractions needs to turn into a mixed number.
  • Mixed number: Fraction that has a whole attached to it, 3 2/7.
  • Improper mixed number: Improper fraction attached to a whole, 6 7/2 = 9 1/2.
  • Fraction equal to a whole: This happens if the numerator is a multiple of the denominator, 50/10 = 5.
  • Simplified fraction: A fraction in its simplist form, 3/8. Note that all unit fractions are in its simplist form.
  • Unsimplified fraction: A fraction that can be simplified, 6/9 = 2/3. To simplify the fraction, find the greatest common factor (GCF) and divide it by the greatest common factor.
  • Unit fraction: A fraction that has a 1 in its numerator, 1/5. Note that unit fractions cannot be simplified

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