Break the number 1

**into**n equal parts; each part represents the**unit fraction**1/n. In general, a**fraction's**denominator tells us how many parts we are breaking the**fraction's**numerator**into**. Every**fraction**is made up of**unit fractions**. In general, m/n is m copies of the**unit fraction**1/n.In this regard, what is the value of 1 unit as a fraction?

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**unit fraction**is a rational number written as a**fraction**where the numerator is**one**and the denominator is a positive integer. A**unit fraction**is therefore the reciprocal of a positive integer,**1**/n. Examples are**1**/**1**,**1**/2,**1**/3,**1**/4 ,**1**/5, etc.Additionally, what is the difference between a unit fraction and a fraction?

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**unit fraction**is one part of a whole that is divided into equal parts. A**unit fraction**has 1 as the top number, which is the numerator. With**unit fractions**, when the bottom number - called the denominator - is bigger, the value of the**unit fraction**is smaller.What is the unit fraction of 5 8?

The most basic way to decompose a fraction is to break into unit fractions, which is when the numerator (top number) is 1. We can see that 5/8 is the same as the unit

**fraction 1**/8 five times.What is a mixed fraction?

A whole number and a

**fraction**combined into one "**mixed**" number. Example: 1½ (one and a half) is a**mixed fraction**. (Also called a**Mixed**Number)**Mixed Fractions**.