Fractions Class 6 Maths Notes - Chapter 7

A fraction is defined as a part of a whole number. It can be expressed as a ratio between two integers separated by a solidus. The number in the upper part of a fraction is termed as numerator whereas the number in the lower part is termed as the denominator. For example, let us consider a fraction \(\frac{3}{12}\) where,

  • 3 is the numerator
  • 12 is the denominator
  • It is read as three-twelfths

Types Of Fractions

Let us understand the different types of fractions. There are five types of fractions. They are proper fractions, improper fractions, mixed fractions, like fractions and unlike fractions.

  • Proper fractions – It is a type of fraction where the denominator is always greater than the numerator. Some examples are \(\frac{4}{5}\) , \(\frac{3}{7}\)
  • Improper fractions – It is a type of fraction where the denominator is always less than the numerator. Some examples are \(\frac{5}{4}\) , \(\frac{7}{3}\)
  • Mixed fractions – It is a type of fraction which consists of a whole number and a proper fraction. Some examples are \(16\frac{3}{7}\) , \(3\frac{4}{5}\)
  • Like fractions – The type of fractions which have same denominators are called, like fractions. Some examples are \(\frac{1}{15}\) , \(\frac{3}{15}\)
  • Unlike fractions – The type of fractions which have different denominators are called, unlike fractions. Some examples are \(\frac{6}{27}\) , \(\frac{6}{28}\)

Few Important Questions On Fractions

  1. Represent the following as mixed fractions –
    1. \(\frac{27}{5}\)
    2. \(\frac{17}{4}\)
  1. Represent the following as improper fractions –
    1. \(7\frac{1}{9}\)
    2. \(10\frac{3}{5}\)
  1. What is the equivalent fraction of \(\frac{2}{9}\) when the denominator is 63?
  2. Find out if \(\frac{5}{9}\) is equal to \(\frac{4}{5}\)
  3. Priya read 25 pages of a book which contains 100 pages. Seema read \(\frac{2}{5}\) of the same book. Can you tell who read less?

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