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Fraction

Fractions are a specific type of ratio that compare a part to a whole. They are written in the form where the numerator is the part and the denominator is the whole.

There are many possible ways of reading fractions, but one universal method is saying over It should be noted that can be greater than or equal to When this happens, the fraction is called an improper fraction. Otherwise, the fraction is called a proper fraction.
Fractions are also another way to write a division of the numerator by the denominator. A fraction like can be simplified to or just It is important to keep in mind that the denominator of a fraction can never be equal to , since the quotient of division by is always undefined.

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