The numerator of is 3. The denominator is 10. They are called the terms of the fraction.

The fraction signifies that number 1 has been divided into 10 equal parts and -- starting from the left -- we are counting 3 of them.

Number 1, in other words, has been divided into * tenths* . At this point, the student should be clear about the language of division into equal parts, and why we use ordinal numbers : third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and so on. See Lesson 3, the topic Division into equal parts .

Every fraction is constructed in this way from number 1, which is the source of every number of arithmetic. The whole numbers are the multiples of 1. The fractions are its parts: its halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, and so on.

To place on the number line, we must cut the length representing 1 into thirds, that is, into three equal parts. We cut it only twice.

To summarize: Fractions that are * less* than 1 are called proper fractions, while fractions greater than or equal to 1 are improper . Improper fractions are equivalent to mixed numbers or whole numbers .

- Tolkien Bestiary
- Brain Games 5X
- Pepito-1 (Spanish Edition)
- Ultimate X-Men, Vol. 6 (v. 6)
- Grimm Fairy Tales vs. Wonderland #4 (of 4)
- Collectanea (Classic Reprint)