Understanding Fractions

Let's say you ordered this pizza.

It is a **whole** pizza.

Why don't we cut it into 2 equal parts?

**👉 Equal **means that the parts have the **same size.**

Now, we have 2 **halves.**

Each **half **is **1 out of the 2 equal parts** of the whole pizza.

🤓 Tip: "**halves"** is the plural form of "**half"**.

We write each part as **1/2**.

👍1/2 is a **fraction!**

Now let's cut the pizza into 4 equal parts.

Now, we have **4 fourths **or **4 quarters.**

Each **quarter **is **1 out of the 4 equal parts** of the whole pizza.

We write each part as **1/4**.

👉 1/2 and 1/4 are examples of fractions.

A **fraction** is a part of a whole.

Fractions have a **numerator **and a **denominator.**

👉 The **numerator** is written **above** the denominator.

They are divided by a line in the middle.

The **numerator** is the number of parts that we have.

The **denominator** is the total number parts in the whole.

Hope you had fun learning about fractions!

Now, you can move on to practice. 😎

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