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1.1 Frac defintions

Fraction definitions/Vocabulary List for Beg. Algebra

What are whole numbers? Example: 1, 2, 3,4, 5
What are fractions? Example:1/2 , 1/4, 12/34
What is a proper fraction? A fraction that has a numerator less than the denominator: ex 1/2. 3/5 ; 22/111
What are improper fractions? Numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator : 5/5 ; 34/4; 11/7
What is a Mixed number? A single number that represents the sum of a natural number and a proper fraction like 5 3/4 is 5+ 3/4
What are factors (just give example) Example: 3 X 6 are factors of 18
How do we factor a number? By writing it as a product of two or more numbers. It's the reverse of multiplication: 18= 3 x 6
What is a prime? Is a number that has only itself as and 1 as a factor. Ex: 2, 3 5, 7, 11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37
What is a composite number? A natural number greater than 1 that is not prime is called this: 4,,8,9, 10, 12,14,15, 16
Prime Factors Factors of prime numbers
Lowest terms when the numerator and denominator have no factors in common, other than 1.
Created by: JoriLynn