Lesson Objective

Need help in
understanding
fractions? This
lesson will show
you
the basic idea
on fractions and the common
terms used in
describing fractions...

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About This Lesson

To begin
understanding fractions, this lesson introduces
you the basic ideas behind fractions.

This lesson will also show the common terms used in describing fractions. These terms are:

You can proceed by reading the study tips first or watch the math video or try out the practice questions.

This lesson will also show the common terms used in describing fractions. These terms are:

- Numerator
- Denominator
- Proper Fractions
- Improper Fractions
- Mixed Fractions

You can proceed by reading the study tips first or watch the math video or try out the practice questions.

Tip #1 - Numerator and Denominator

When we divide two with five, we will usually
write the expression in this way:

**2****÷5**

Now, the above expression can also be written in the form of fraction as shown in the picture on the right.

Notice that, the fraction is divided into 2 parts. The upper part is the**numerator** and the lower part
is the **denominator**.

The math video below will explain more.

Now, the above expression can also be written in the form of fraction as shown in the picture on the right.

Notice that, the fraction is divided into 2 parts. The upper part is the

The math video below will explain more.

Tip #2 - Proper Fractions

When a fraction's numerator is **lesser**
than its denominator, this fraction is a proper
fraction. Below are some examples:

^{5}/_{20 }, ^{3}/_{8 }, ^{7}/_{8}

Tip #3 - Improper Fractions & Mixed Fractions

A fraction is considered as an improper fraction
when its numerator is **greater
or equals** to its denominator. Below are some examples:

^{8}/_{7 }, ^{2}/_{1 }, ^{20}/_{6} , ^{5}/_{5}

Note that, an improper fraction can be changed into a mixed fraction and these two fractions are equivalent. The difference is only at the way they are written.

The picture on the right illustrates this. The math video below will explain more on this.

Note that, an improper fraction can be changed into a mixed fraction and these two fractions are equivalent. The difference is only at the way they are written.

The picture on the right illustrates this. The math video below will explain more on this.

Math Video Transcript

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand
this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on understanding fractions or pick your choice of question below.

You can start by going through the series of questions on understanding fractions or pick your choice of question below.

- Question 1 on the basics terms needed in understanding fractions

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