# What is Fraction _ 5th Grade Math _ Intro To Fractions _ MathoGuide

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Fractions represent the parts of a whole or collection of objects. A fraction has two parts. The number on the top of the line is called the numerator. It tells how many equal parts of the whole or collection are taken. The number below the line is called the denominator. It shows the total number of equal parts the whole is divided into or the total number of the same objects in a collection.

Fraction of a Whole.

When the whole is divided into equal parts, the number of parts we take makes up a fraction.

If a cake is divided into four equal pieces and three pieces of the cake are placed on a plate, then each plate is said to have three- fourth of the cake. It is read as ‘three-fourth’ or ‘3 by 4’

Representing a Fraction
A fraction can be represented in 3 ways: as a fraction, as a percentage, or as a decimal. Let us see each of the three forms of representation.

Fractional Representation,
Here, a is the numerator, and b is the denominator. Both the numerator and denominator are separated by a horizontal bar.

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