Fractions of a Whole

When dealing with fractions of a whole, there is a numerator on top and a denominator on the bottom of the fraction. The denominator is the number that represents the total number of equal spaces that make up the whole. The numerator is the number that represents a specific part of the whole. For instance, if you have 1 whole pizza that is cut into 8 slices, 8 would be the denominator. If there are only 5 pieces left in the box, the numerator would be 5. Therefore, 5/8 of the pizza is still left in the box.


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