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# Fractions

Term | Definition |
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hundredth | One of the equal parts when a whole is divided into 100 equal parts. |

thousandth | One of 1000 equal parts of a whole. |

tenth | One of the equal parts when a whole is divided into 10 equal parts. |

fourths | The parts you get when you divided something into four equal parts. |

eighths | The parts you get when you divide something into eight equal parts. |

fifths | The parts you get when you divide something into five equal parts. |

unit fraction | A fraction that has number 1 as its numerator. |

decimal | a number with one or more digits to the right of a decimal point. |

decimal fraction | A fractional number with a denominator with a power of 10. Usually written with a decimal point. |

like denonimators | Denominators in two or more fractions that are the same. |

fraction | A way to describe a part of a whole or a part of a group by using equal parts. |

numerator | The number written above the line in a fraction. It tells how many equal parts are in the fraction. |

denominator | The quantity below the line in fractions. It tells how many parts are in the whole. |

mixed number | A number that has a whole number (not 0) and a fraction. |

equivalent fraction | Fractions that have the same value. |

improper fraction | A fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator. |

common denominator | For two or more fractions, a common denominator is a common multiple of the denominators. |

unlike denominator | Denominators that are not equal. |

visual fraction model | A visual representation of a fraction. |

decimal point | A dot (.) separating the whole number fro the fraction in decimal notation. |

simplify | To express a fraction in its simplest form. |

benchmark fractions | Fractions that are commonly used for estimation. |

lowest terms | When a fraction is expressed with the lowest possible terms. (Also called simplest form.) |

scaling | To increase or decrease proportionately in size. |

simplest form | When a fraction is expressed with the fewest possible pieces. (Also called lowest terms.) |

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