# Definition of Fraction

A fraction is a "part" of a "whole". It is also a ratio between two integers separated by a solidus (/) or a vinculum ( __ ). The upper part of a fraction is called a numerator and the lower part is called a denominator.

## Below are examples of fractions:

1/2,6/7,7/8,4/3,1/10,1 1/5

### Terms to remember

 Dividend A number or quantity that is being divided. Divisor A number or quantity that divides another quantity. Equivalent Being essentially equal. Integer A positive or negative whole number. Ratio A relationship between two or more numbers. Reciprocal Multiplicative inverse of a quantity. Similar Having the same characteristics. Simplify To make simpler or reduce complexity. Unlike Having different characteristics. Whole Number Either a zero (0) or a counting number.

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