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What is the fraction in math?

What is fraction in mathematics?

A fraction is another way to represent division.

Example of a fraction.

There is a division

1 ÷ 2

This division can be written as a fraction

1
2

1 is called a numerator,

2 is called a denominator,

the line between the numerator and the denominator is called fraction bar.

Example of a fraction.

There is a division

1 ÷ (2 + a)

This division can be written as a fraction

1
2 + a

1 is a numerator,

(2 + a) is a denominator.

Example of a fraction.

There is a division

(-1 - a) ÷ ((2 + a)(2 - b))

This division can be written as a fraction

-1 - a
(2 + a)(2 - b)

(-1 - a) is a numerator,

(2 + a)(2 - b) is a denominator.