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# Fractions

Term | Definition |
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fraction | part of a whole |

numerator | tells how many equal parts are described; the number on the top of the fraction bar |

denominator | tells how many equal parts in all; the number on the bottom of the fraction bar |

benchmark fraction | a fraction that is easy to visualize and use |

equivalent fractions | fractions that represent the same number; they name the same part of a whole |

prime number | a number that has exactly 2 factors |

composite number | a number that has more than 2 factors |

factors | numbers you multiply to find a product |

multiple | product |

proper fraction | a fraction where the numerator is less than the denominator |

improper fraction | a fraction where the numerator is larger than the denominator |

mixed number | a whole number and a fraction |

fraction bar | the line that separates the numerator and denominator |

unit fraction | a fraction that describes one part of the whole |

decimal | a number system based on 10 |

tenths | a part of a whole divided into 10 equal parts |

hundredths | a part of a whole divided into 100 equal parts |

decimal point | a point (or dot) used to separate the whole number part from the fractional part of a number |

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