# Fractions

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:

p/q

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.

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: