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MATH FRACTIONS G 5

MATH FRACTIONS VOCABULARYMr G mles

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Fraction Not a whole number, or a whole number and some more - from Latin meaning breaking
Vulgar fraction Generally considered a fraction in which the numerator is smaller than the denominator
Simplest looking fraction Most often called (gasp) Simplest form - a fraction that can not be renamed with a smaller numerator and denominator - has no common factors in the numerator & denominator - ALL ANSWERS ALWAYS ARE TO RENAMED TO SIMPLEST LOOKING FORM
Oversized or top heavy fraction Most often called (gasp) Improper fraction - represents a number greater than one - it is often easier to work with improper fractions than mixed number
Denominator The bottom number in a fraction - from latin meaning held in common
Numerator The top number in a fraction - from latin meaning number or counter
Solidus The line in a fraction when written as 3/5 - often called the fraction bar
Vinculum The line in a fraction when written numerator over the denominator - often called the fraction bar
Équivalent fraction Two or more fractions that are identical in meaning but not appearance
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Percent From Latin per centum meaning of 100
Proportion A statement that says two ratios are equal
LCM least common multiple A term invented to confuse kids! The smallest common multiple of two numbers (denominators)
GCF greatest common factor A term invented to confuse kids! The largest common factor of two numbers (denominators)
FCM or FCF The first common factor or multiple you think of that will allow you to rename a fraction! Very useful.
Created by: Mr Giss