A fraction is part of a whole.
example, the given circle below has been split into 5 equal
parts. Each is called a fifth, written
1 / 5. The fraction of the whole circle which has been crossed
The number of crosed parts / The number of parts together
= 1 / 5 (one fifths)
The top number of a fraction is called the numerator and the bottom
number is called denominator.