There is so much to learn and digest about mathematics. From learning numbers to proving their existence. One of these aspects that is very fundamental but equally important in the learning process is a fraction. These are the numerical value of the form “a/b” where a is known as the numerator and b as the denominator. To understand the concept of fraction clearly, let's understand it with a practical situation. Let's say there are 10 chocolates and 5 children to be evenly distributed among them. So how are we going to do it, natural instinct divides 10 by 5 to give us 2 chocolates, that is, 2 per child. What we don't realize here is that when we divide, we are unknowingly operating with fractions. This is the form of a fraction, 10/5. In the same way, if 1 cake will be distributed equally to 4 people, what will be the fraction here? Total number of cakes/ Total number of people= ¼, that's the fraction here.
There are different fraction divisions classified on the basis of the numerator and denominator contained in it. The numerator is the number on the top, and the denominator is the number on the bottom.
● Correct fraction: Correct fraction is the fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator. The value of these fractions is always less than 1. For example 1/3, 8/9, 2/7, 5/6 etc.
● Improper fraction: An incorrect fraction is a fraction whose numerator is greater than the denominator. The value of these fractions is always greater than 1. For example 9/8, 5/4, 7/2, 8/4 etc.
● Like a fraction: Fractions with the same denominator. These fractions are easy to add or subtract because they have the same denominator. For example 5/6 and 7/6, 8/5 and 9/8 etc.
● Unlike a fraction: They are fractions to say that the denominators are not the same or are different. These fractions are not particularly easy to add or subtract because they have different denominators. For example 7/5 &8/9, 5/7 &6/5 etc.
● Equivalent fraction: These are fractions that are reduced to the same value, although the numerator and denominator values are different. Let's look at some examples like 32/8, 8/2, 12/3, 96/24 to understand clearly. All of these fractions are equal to 4. That's why they are called equivalent fractions.
● Partial fraction: partial fractionare fractions formed by parsing the original fraction. For example 1/3= 5/3-4/3. Here 1/3 is the original fraction and 5/3 and 4/3 are partial fractions.
Convert mixed fraction to wrong fraction:
To turn a mixed fraction into false, we multiply the denominator by the integer and then add the numerator to it. For example, 3 5/7= 26/7.
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Looking back on the facts and details mentioned above, we come to the respectable conclusion that the fraction, which is important for subject mathematics, is equally important for the concept formation aspect, as it is considered a concept building block. The many important features listed are just an example; The whole picture of its sheer significance is difficult to put into words.