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### Course: 3rd grade (Eureka Math/EngageNY)>Unit 5

Lesson 1: Topic A: Partitioning a whole into equal parts

# Identifying unit fractions word problem

Lindsay solves a word problem by using a unit fraction. Created by Lindsay Spears.

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• Fractions are just decimals right?
• Fractions are statements where there is a number on top of a number, or a numerator on a denominator.

Decimals are non-whole numbers with a "." or decimal to indicate the moving of the number digits of the number into numbers with values smaller than one.

``So no.``

But fractions can become decimals if you convert them to one.
You divide the top number by the bottom in the fraction to convert it into a decimal.
• whats a denominator?
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• When you have a fraction like 3/4, the denominator is the bottom number in the fraction (the 4). The numerator is the top number in the fraction (the 3).
• it is approaching at a rapid pace .

beware of it .
• Ok what time is it
• What would the answer in decimal be? Would it be 0.3?
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• No it it would be .33333 repeating forever
• hmm you can pick any section ?
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• why do we use fraction in real life?
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• Fractions are used in real life in many different ways, but they are most commonly used in the cooking, construction and science industries. Because fractions describe an object or substance that has been divided into different equal parts, fractions can be found almost anywhere.
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• At what does Lindsay mean by sections?