NCERT Class 6 Chapter 7 Maths Solutions | Fractions
A fraction is a number representing a part of a whole. The whole may be a single object or a group of objects.
When expressing a situation of counting parts to write a fraction, it must be ensured that all parts are equal.
In 5/7, 5 is called the numerator and 7 is called the denominator.
Fractions can be shown on a number line. Every fraction has a point associated with it on the number line.
In a proper fraction, the numerator is less than the denominator.
The fractions, where the numerator is greater than the denominator are called improper fractions.
An improper fraction can be written as a combination of a whole and a part, and such fractions are then called mixed fractions.
Each proper or improper fraction has many equivalent fractions.
To find an equivalent fraction of a given fraction, we may multiply or divide both the numerator and the denominator of the given fraction by the same number.
A fraction is said to be in the simplest (or lowest) form if its numerator and the denominator have no common factor except one.
Fractions with same denominators are called like fractions.
Fractions with different denominators are called unlike fractions.
If the numerator is the same in two fractions, the fraction with the smaller denominator is greater of the two.