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### Course: Arithmetic (all content)>Unit 5

Lesson 1: Fractions intro

# 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.
• why do we use fraction in real life?
• 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.
• whats a denominator?
• 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).
• I saw the video.
• So? What do you mean
• Can I Make a A fraction more than 12
• yes it could be 16,18,20,22,24,26 all the way to 100.
• hello are you guys home schooled
• Are fractions rilated to multiplcation and divison?
• Every fraction is equal to its numerator divided by its denominator.

For example 4/5 = 4 divided by 5, and 5/4 = 5 divided by 4.

Have a good day!
• why you could not spell fraction?