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Fractions & Decimals

TermDefinition
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?
Created by: amm1007