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# Topic 9 Fractions

### Fractions

TermDefinition
fractions a symbol used to name a part of a whole, a part of a set, or a location on a number line
numerator the number above the fraction bar in a fraction; it tells how many you have
denominator the number below the fraction bar in a fraction; it tells the total number of equal parts in all
mixed number a number with a whole number part and a fraction part
unit fraction a fraction with a numerator of 1
benchmark fraction a commonly used fraction such as: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/3, 3/4
halves one of two equal parts of a whole
thirds one of three equal parts of a whole
fourths one of four equal parts of a whole
fifths one of five equal parts of a whole
sixths one of six equal parts of a whole
eighths one of eight equal parts of a whole
tenths one of ten equal parts of a whole
twelfths one of twelve equal parts of a whole
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