Identification of the Parts of a Fraction

We will discuss here about the identification of the parts of a fraction. We know fraction means part of something. Fraction tells us, into how many parts a whole has been divided and the part which is considered out of the whole.

We also know that the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, ........... are called whole numbers and the numbers ½, 1/3, ¼, 1/5, 1/6, ........... are called fractional numbers.

Each of the fractional number has two numbers separated by a ‘-‘ (dash) called the bar which means divided.

The number above the bar is called the numerator. It tells us as to how many parts have been considered out of the total equally divided parts.

The number below the bar is called the denominator. It describes us as in how many parts a whole has been divided.

Identification of the Parts of a Fraction

This rectangle which is considered as a whole.

It is divided into 8 parts. This 8 represents the denominator of a fraction.

Three parts are shaded. This 3 represents the numerator.

So, the fraction of the shaded part is 3/8.  

Also in this figure, 5 parts are not shaded.

The Parts of a Fraction

Therefore, fraction of the unshaded parts is 5/8. Here 5 is the numerator and 8 is the denominator in the fraction.

3rd Grade Math Worksheets

3rd Grade Math Lessons

From Identification of the Parts of a Fraction to HOME PAGE

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below. Ask a Question or Answer a Question.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Or want to know more information about Math Only Math. Use this Google Search to find what you need.

Share this page: What’s this?

Recent Articles

  1. Rupees and Paise | Paise Coins | Rupee Coins | Rupee Notes

    Dec 04, 23 02:14 PM

    Different types of Indian Coins
    Money consists of rupees and paise; we require money to purchase things. 100 paise make one rupee. List of paise and rupees in the shape of coins and notes:

    Read More

  2. Months of the Year | List of 12 Months of the Year |Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

    Dec 04, 23 01:50 PM

    Months of the Year
    There are 12 months in a year. The months are January, February, march, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. The year begins with the January month. December is t…

    Read More

  3. The Story about Seasons | Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

    Dec 04, 23 01:49 PM

    The Four Seasons
    Kids let’s enjoy the story about seasons. Here we will discuss about the four seasons and the duration. Some months are too hot and some are too cold. The period of hot months is called the hot

    Read More