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Fractions and Decimals

A fraction is a number representing a part of a whole.

The whole may be a single object or a group of objects.

Example:

A common fraction is written in the form , where a and b both are integers and b ≠ 0.  Here, a is numerator and b is denominator. Common fractions are also known as vulgar or simple fractions.  While expressing a situation where parts have to be counted to write a fraction, it must be ensured that all parts are equal. For a fraction is called its numerator and 13 is called its denominator. Fractions are categorized into three types: proper, improper, and mixed fraction.   Proper fractions are those fractions in which the numerator is less than the denominator. These fractions are always less than 1. For example, is a proper fraction since the numerator, 17, is less than the denominator, 24.   Improper fractions are those fractions in which the numerator is greater than the denominator. These fractions are always greater than 1. For example, is an improper fraction since the numerator (15) > denominator (7).   A mixed fraction is a co…

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