## Fraction Basics for Kids

Hello Kids,

Let us learn basics of fractions in this page.

**What is a fraction?**

It can be defined as a part or a portion of a whole object. It is represented with a numerator and a denominator.

**What is a numerator?**

It shows how many portion(s) of the whole is taken.

**What is denominator? **

It shows how many parts are there in the whole.

**Let us consider the below example:**

In the total of 6 parts, 2 are shaded in orange. This can be written as

where 2 is the numerator (number of portions shaded in orange) and 6 is the denominator (the total number of parts of the whole).

Similarly, the below figure is an example of

**Note that the denominator value should not be zero.**

Learning the basics of fraction is made easier here.

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