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## Arithmetic

### Unit 4: Lesson 2

What fractions mean

# Recognize fractions

Sal uses fractions to name parts of a whole. Created by Sal Khan.

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• i still don't get how to do type in one and one half
• can you do more than one fraction in your videos?
• if you have fractions when in life would you need to use equivalent fractions ?
• If you wanted to divide something into equal parts...say you have six guests over and you are cutting it out and mom asks how much is left and there is 1/6 left.....without fractions you would be in a dilemma....does that help?
• the shape down below looks like a sock:)
• It was so easy! I got a one 100% but i could do it a little faster because I did it in my mind
• Can someone please explain more? I don’t understand fractions
• Fractions represent the parts of a whole or collection of objects. A fraction has two parts. The number on the top of the line is called the numerator . It tells how many equal parts of the whole or collection are taken.