overview

This page explains that fraction can be a part of a whole or can be a part of a group.
In the latter case, a fraction represents the number of objects / items out of a total number of objects.

In this, fraction $\frac{p}{q}$ represents

$p$ number of items, for every $q$ number of items in the whole group.

one or many

There are $5$ flowers in the picture.

Consider the enclosed picture. The total number of cars is 6. The number of red cars is 1. This is represented as a fraction $\frac{1}{6}$. In this, the fraction represents $1$ count out of $6$ total numbers.

The fraction of blue cars in the picture is $\frac{2}{6}$. In this, the fraction represents $2$ numbers out of $6$ total numbers.

A group of objects may be divided into sub-groups. The number of objects in the sub-group is represented as a fraction of the whole group.

In the given figure:

The Whole (total number of cars): $6$

Fraction of red cars : $\frac{1}{6}$

Fraction of blue cars : $\frac{2}{6}$

Fraction of Yellow cabs : $\frac{3}{6}$

A fraction is a part of a whole or a part of a group.

**Fraction as a part of a group: **A fraction represents the number of objects out of a total number of objects.

In this, fraction $\frac{p}{q}$ represents

$p$ number of items, for every $q$ number of items in the whole group.

examples

What fraction is basketballs in the group?

The answer is '$\frac{3}{8}$'.

What fraction is balloons in the group?

The answer is '$\frac{5}{8}$'.

summary

» Fraction of blue cars $\frac{2}{6}$

→ $6$ cars together make a whole

→ " $2$ cars" is the given number

→ $\frac{1}{6}$ is the place value

Outline

The outline of material to learn "fractions" is as follows.

• * click here for detailed outline of Fractions *

→ __Part of whole__

→ __Dividing a group__

→ __Fractions as Directed numbers__

→ __Like and Unlike Fractions__

→ __Proper and Improper Fractions__

→ __Equivalent & Simplest form__

→ __Converting unlike and like Fractions__

→ __Simplest form of a Fraction__

→ __Comparing Fractions__

→ __Addition & Subtraction__

→ __Multiplication__

→ __Reciprocal__

→ __Division__

→ __Numerical Expressions with Fractions__

→ __PEMA / BOMA__