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# Comp. Bits & Pieces

### Comparing Bits & Pieces

Term | Definition |
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Ratio | A number, often seen as a fraction, used to make comparisons between two quantities |

Improper fraction | A fraction in which the numerator is larger than the demoninator |

Mixed number | A number that is written with both a whole number and a fraction |

Equivalent fractions | Fractions that are equal in value, but have different numerators and denominators; fractions that have the same simplest form |

Percent | Means "out of 100"; can be written as a decimal or a fraction with a denominator of 100 |

Absolute value | A number's distance from zero on the number line. Numbers that are the same distance from zero on the number line have the same _________. |

Benchmark | A reference number that can be used to estimate the size of other numbers. Examples: 0, 1/2, 1 |

Denominator | The number wirtten below the line in a fraction |

Numerator | The number written above the line in a fraction |

Fraction | Mathematical expression in the form a/b, where a and b are numbers; can indicate a part of a whole object or set, a ratio of two quantities, or a division |

Opposite | Two numbers whose sum is 0; two numbers that are the same distance from zero in different directions on the number line |

Unit rate | A rate in which the second number, usually the denominator, is 1 |

Decimal | A fraction written in base ten numeration. Example: 7/10 is written as .7 |

Integer | All whole numbers and their opposites |

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