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## 6th grade foundations (Eureka Math/EngageNY)

### Course: 6th grade foundations (Eureka Math/EngageNY)>Unit 3

Lesson 2: Topic B: Foundations

# Whole numbers as fractions

Let's explore how to represent whole numbers as fractions. We shade circles to demonstrate 3/1 equals 3, and discuss how the fraction symbol represents division. We then illustrate the concept on a number line, connecting fractions to whole numbers. Created by Sal Khan.

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• What if I have 1 whole, and I have nothing shaded in? Will that just be 0/1?
• No, you cannot have 0/1 instead you would have 1 out of the total equal spaces
• Then how about 5/1 ? It is read as five one or five ones ?
• Five ones. This fraction means 5 wholes.
• can fractions have negative or decimal numbers inside?
• can all numbers up to 10 be whole?
• Any natural number can be whole, since they’re all over the denominator of 1.
• What happens when 1 whole never shades in and we don't have 1/3?
• IDk what ur questions is IDK what u are asking
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• can a whole number be written as a fraction with a denominator of 1?
• is a Number times 0 The number or 0?
• What whole number 6/6 is equal to in fraction
• It is equal to 1 whole! Please watch intro to fractions! It will help.
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• Is it possible to get half an odd number like 5 in a fraction?