A fraction is part of a whole and is shown by writing one whole number above another. It can also be shown by a diagram.
Fractions are equivalent if they are of equal value. Equivalent fractions can have different numerators and denominators.
Simplified fractions have no common factors other than 1.
There are different types of fractions - a fraction can be proper, improper or a mixed number.
It can be useful to order a group of numbers by their value. Fractions can be arranged in ascending or descending order. Learn how to order fractions.
Learn how to add fractions, including those with the same denominators and different denominators.
Learn how to subtract fractions, including those with the same denominators and different denominators.
Learn how to multiply fractions as well as multiply mixed numbers.
Divide a fraction using the reciprocal method by turning the second fraction upside down and multiplying.
Learn how to find a fraction of an amount. Learn how to find an amount from a given fraction.
Learn how to convert between fractions and decimals using equivalent fractions or division.
Fractions expressed as percentages can be easier to interpret. Learn how to convert fractions to percentages.
Calculations often give a decimal answer. Converting a decimal to a percentage as a percentage is often easier to understand. Learn how to convert decimals to percentages.
Percentages are always out of 100. This is important to remember when converting percentages to fractions and decimals.
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