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# MATH FRACTIONS G 5

### MATH FRACTIONS VOCABULARYMr G mles

Question | Answer |
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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 |

Ã‰quivalent 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. |