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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