Fraction Vocabulary

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fraction

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a symbol such as 2/3 used to name a part of a whole, a part of a set, a location on a number line, or division of whole numbers

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denominator

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the number below the fraction bar in a fraction, the total number of equal pieces in all

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numerator

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the number above the fraction bar in a fraction, the number of pieces you are talking about

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benchmark fraction

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fractions that are commonly used to estimate: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4

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equivalent fraction

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fractions that are equal in size

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prime number

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a whole number greater than 1 that has exactly 2 factors: itself and 1

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composite number

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a whole number greater than 1 with more than 2 factors

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factor

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numbers that are multiplied together to find a product

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common factors

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a factor that is the same for two or more numbers

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set

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mixed number

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a whole number and a fraction

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improper fraction

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a fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator

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greater than

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>, compares two fractions, shows that one fraction is larger than another

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less than

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<, compares two fractions, shows that one fraction is less than another