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# Comp. Bits & Pieces

### Comparing Bits & Pieces

TermDefinition
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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