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# Math Vocab-Unit 6

### Fractions

Term | Definition |
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benchmark fractions | A set of common fractions that are used to compare approximate values of other fractions. 0, ½, 1 |

denominator | The part of the fraction written below the fraction bar that tells the total number of equal parts in a whole or set |

equivalent fraction | Fractions that have the same value |

fraction | A number in the form a/b where a and b are whole numbers and b is not equal to zero. |

improper fraction | A number in the form a/b where a>b and b is not equal to zero |

mixed fraction | A number that is composed of a whole number and a fraction |

numerator | The part of the fraction written above the fraction bar that tells the number of fractional parts specified or being considered |

proper fraction | A number in the form a/b where a<b and b is not equal to zero |

unit fraction | A fraction in the form 1/b representing the quantity formed by one part of a whole that has been partitioned into b equal parts The smallest form of a fraction |

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