What is a fraction?

A fraction is part of a whole.

It is expressed as a top number (the numerator or part) divided by a bottom number (the denominator or whole).


Say you eat one slice of a pizza which has been divided into four equal slices.

The numerator or part is the one slice of pizza you have eaten.

The denominator or whole is the original four slices of pizza.

So the fraction of pizza eaten is

- one quarter

Related topics:

Equivalent fractions

Simplifying fractions

Adding fractions

How to subtract fractions

Multiplying fractions

How to divide fractions

Improper fractions

Mixed fractions

Comparing fractions

Ordering fractions

Fraction to decimal

Fraction to decimal chart

Decimal to fraction

Fraction to percent

Percent to fraction