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# Topic 2

### Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Term | Definition |
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factors | numbers that are multiplied to give a product |

greatest common factor | the greatest number that is a factor of all the numbers |

simplest form | when the only common factor of the numerator and denominator is one |

numerator | the number above the fraction bar in a fraction |

denominator | the number below the fraction bar in a fraction |

fraction | part of a whole |

product | the value of a multiplication or an expression showing multiplication |

proper fraction | has a numerator that is less than its denominator |

mixed number | combines a whole number and a fraction |

unit fraction | a fraction with a numerator of 1 and a denominator that is a whole number greater than 1 |

reciprocal | invert (flip) the fraction |

divisor | the number used to divide another number |

quotient | the answer to a division problem |

improper fraction | a fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator |

mixed number | combines a whole number and a fraction |