Like and unlike fractions are the two groups of fractions:

(i) 1/5, 3/5, 2/5, 4/5, 6/5

(ii) 3/4, 5/6, 1/3, 4/7, 9/9

In group **(i)** the denominator of each fraction is 5, i.e., the denominators of the fractions are equal. *The fractions with the same denominators are called like fractions.*

In group **(ii)** the denominator of each fraction is different, i.e., the denominators of all the fractions are different. *The fractions with different denominators are called unlike fractions.*

*Examples of like fractions are: *

(a) (2/9, 3/9, 5/9, 9/9);

(b) (3/10, 7/10, 1/10, 9/10);

(c) (1/7, 2/7, 4/7, 5/7, 7/7)

*Examples unlike fractions are: *

(a) (1/2, 1/4, 2/3, 5/6)

(b) (3/8, 2/3, 3/5, 2/7)

(c) (1/9, 2/7, 3/4, 2/5).

**Related Concept**

● Representation of a Fraction

● Properties of Equivalent Fractions

● Comparison of Like Fractions

● Comparison of Fractions having the same Numerator

● Conversion of Fractions into Fractions having Same Denominator

● Conversion of a Fraction into its Smallest and Simplest Form

● Addition of Fractions having the Same Denominator

● Subtraction of Fractions having the Same Denominator

● Addition and Subtraction of Fractions on the Fraction Number Line

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