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# Fractions & Decimals

Term | Definition |
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Denominator | The number below the line in a fraction. Denotes how many parts the whole is divided into |

Equivelant | Two fractions that express the same part of a whole. There is a number by which both the numerator and denominator of one fraction can be multiplied or divided to yield an equivalent fraction. 1/4, 2/8, and 3/12 are all equivalent fractions |

Fraction | Describes part of a whole. 3/4, 1/6, and 19/4 are all examples of fractions. |

Improper Fraction | A fraction whose numerator is equal to or greater than its denominator |

Least Common Denominator | The least common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions. That is, the lowest number which is a multiple of both denominators. |

Lowest Terms | A fraction whose numerator and denominator have no common factors |

Mixed Number | A number composed of a whole number and a fraction |

Numerator | The number above the line in a fraction. Denotes the number of parts out of the whole that are being taken |

Proper Fraction | A fraction whose numerator is smaller than its denominator |

Reduced Fraction | Written in lowest terms; that is, written as a fraction whose numerator and denominator have no common factors |

Repeating Decimals | Decimals that endlessly repeat one number or a group of numbers. |

Terminating Decimals | Decimals that do not continue after a certain place (that continue in an endless string of zeros) |

Real Number | a value that represents a quantity along a continuous line |

Rational Number | any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers, with the denominator q not equal to zero. Since q may be equal to 1, every integer is a this type of number |

Irrational Number | those real numbers that cannot be represented as terminating or repeating decimals |

Integer | whole number; a number that is not a fraction |

Natural Numbers | Includes the "counting numbers" (1,2,3,...) |

3/4 | What fraction denotes "3 of 4 equal parts"? |

Mixed Number | What is the name for the fraction 4 1/7? |

No | Is 12/60 in lowest terms? |

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