 Home    |    Teacher    |    Parents    |    Glossary    |    About Us            In a fraction, the denominator tells us how many parts the whole is divided into, and the numerator tells us how many of those parts we're dealing with. To review the parts of a fraction, move your mouse cursor over the fraction below.

Here are some other important fraction terms to review:

Proper fraction: numerator is less than the denominator. Improper fraction: numerator is greater than or equal to denominator. Mixed number: whole number and a fraction. Equivalent fractions: fractions that represent the same
number. Reciprocal: the multiplicative inverse of a number. For a fraction, it's obtained by "turning the fraction over".    Homework Help | Pre-Algebra | Fractions Email this page to a friend   Search   ·  Definitions ·  Reducing fractions ·  Adding and subtract-     ing fractions ·  Multiplying fractions ·  Dividing fractions ·  Adding and subtract-     ing mixed numbers ·  Multiplying     mixed numbers ·  Dividing     mixed numbers          First Glance In Depth Examples Workout Fraction definitions