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A numerical representation of both a whole number and a fraction.

Mixed Number

A part of a whole.

Fraction

Represents more than one whole; the numerator is larger than the denominator.

Improper fraction

What you are left with after dividing both the numerator and denominator by the GCF.

Simplest form

A fraction that represents the same part of a whole, but has a different numerator and denominator.

Equivalent fraction

The largest factor that both the numerator and denominator has in common.

Greatest Common Factor (GCF)

The Smallest multiple of two fractions' denominators. Used to find like-denominators.

Least Common Multiple (LCM)

Use to compare fraction--multiply both fractions' denominators by the numerator of the other fraction in order to compare their products.

Cross multiply

Used when multiplying fractions so the product will be in simplest for--divide both the numerator of one fraction and the denominator of the other fraction by their GCF.

Canceling

Used for dividing fractions--flip the fraction so that the numerator becomes the denominator and the denominator becomes the numerator.

Reciprocal

Has to be done when multiplying a fraction with a whole number--you simply put the number over 1.

Whole number as a fraction

This key word will always mean to multiply, but it has to be after a fraction. It means you multiply the fraction by what is after this word.