The concept of a fraction is lying behind dividing things. It is a part of a whole. We will learn about fractions on this page.

Definition of a Fraction

A part of a whole is called a fraction. A fraction can be represented mathematically as given below:


where p, q are integers and q is non-zero. Depending upon which is bigger between p and q we have different types of fractions which we will learn below.

Table of Contents for Fractions

This page includes various aspects of fractions. These are as follows:

Types of Fractions: Depending upon the numerator and the denominator, we have various types of fractions. Here we learn different types of fractions.

  • Similar and dissimilar fractions: Two fractions are similar or dissimilar if they have the same denominator or not. They are also known as like or unlike fractions. For example, 1/2 and 3/2 are similar (like) fractions; but 1/2 and 1/3 are not, they are dissimilar (unlike) fractions.
  • Mixed fractions: It is produced by using a whole number and a proper fraction. For example, 2½ is a mixed fraction as it is obtained by the whole number 2 and the proper fraction ½.

How to Simplify a Fraction: Here we provide a step-by-step discussion on how to get a simplified form of a fraction. Simplifying fractions is one of the main topics in basic math.

Simplifying Fractions

The simplification of various fractions in their lowest reduced forms will be provided below.

Click on the fractions to get their simplified reduced form:


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