What is fraction?

A fraction represents a part of a whole. It has two main parts. Numerator is displayed above the line, and the denominator is displayed under the line. Some example fractions are ½, ⅐, ⅖, ⅞.

How fractions are calculated?


  1. Make sure that the denominators (the bottom numbers) are the same.
  2. Add the numerators (the top numbers), put that answer over the denominator.
  3. If possible simplify the fraction.


  1. Multiply the numerators (top numbers).
  2. Multiply the denominators (the bottom numbers).
  3. If possible simplify the fraction.