 # 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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