What are fractions?

Fractions refer to the number of parts that equal the whole.

Suppose we have a cake divided into equal portions, the fraction comes to represent each of the portions into which we have cut the cake. Thus, if we have four equal portions, each of them represents a quarter of the pie. This is expressed numerically as follows: 141 \over 4.

The number 1 1 refers to the specific slice of the total pie set. We can look at it in the following way: we are talking about one slice and, therefore, we express it with a 1 1 . If we were talking about two slices, instead of 1 1 we would write 2 2 .

The number 4 4 refers to all equal portions of the pie. Since we have divided the pie into four equal portions, the number that should represent this division is 4 4 .

Cake visually divided

Practice Simple fractions

Exercise #1

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

2:1 2:1

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Answer

No

Exercise #2

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

5:6= 5:6=

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Answer

Yes

Exercise #3

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

7:11 7:11

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Answer

Yes

Exercise #4

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

1:2= 1:2=

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Yes

Exercise #5

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the following division is less than 1 or not:

11:8 11:8

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No.

Exercise #1

What fraction results from dividing 8 by 13?

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Answer

813 \frac{8}{13}

Exercise #2

My numerator is 6 and my denominator is 7.

Which am I?

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67 \frac{6}{7}

Exercise #3

What is the marked part?

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12 \frac{1}{2}

Exercise #4

My numerator is 3 and my denominator is 8.

Which am I?

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38 \frac{3}{8}

Exercise #5

What fraction results from dividing 5 by 9?

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59 \frac{5}{9}

Exercise #1

What is the marked part?

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410 \frac{4}{10}

Exercise #2

My numerator is 8 and my denominator is 11.

Which am I?

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811 \frac{8}{11}

Exercise #3

What fraction results from dividing 9 by 13?

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913 \frac{9}{13}

Exercise #4

Write the fraction shown in the drawing, in numbers:

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12 \frac{1}{2}

Exercise #5

What fraction results from dividing 2 by 3?

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23 \frac{2}{3}