A fraction is a number between zero and 1 and is expressed as one number over another number, like this:
When you think of a fraction, think of a pizza! Suppose a pizza is cut evenly into 8 pieces. These 8 pieces are the denominator. Now, if you ate 3 of them you ate 3/8 of the pizza:
For a more in-depth introduction to fractions, see the Math Pak Introduction, Page 1 and Page 2.
A fraction can be converted into a decimal number or a percent.
Click here to see how to convert between fractions, decimals and percents.