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.

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What is a numerator?

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

 

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What is denominator?

It shows how many parts are there in the whole.

 
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Let us consider the below example:

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

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

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Similarly, the below figure is an example of

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Note that the denominator value should not be zero.

Learning the basics of fraction is made easier here.


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