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Fraction Vocabulary

The following vocabulary words are important for you to understand in order to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. HAVE FUN!

FractionA number that names a part of a set that has a numerator and a denominator
Equivalent fractionsFractions that name the same number or are of equal value.
Simplist FormA fraction is in simplest form when the numerator and the denominator have no common factor other than 1.
Common denominatorWhen the denominators in two or more fractions are the same.
Least Common DenominatorThe least common multiple (LCM) of the denominators of two or more fractions.
Improper fractionWhen the numerator is larger than the denominator
Proper fractionNumerator is smaller than the denominator.
Mixed NumberA whole number and a fraction.


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