The denominator of a fraction (rational number) is the number on the bottom and indicates the total number of equal parts in the whole or the group. has denominator .

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent fractions are fractions that can each be simplified to the same fraction. An equivalent fraction is created by multiplying both the numerator and denominator of the original fraction by the same number.

improper fraction

improper fraction

An improper fraction is a fraction in which the absolute value of the numerator is greater than the absolute value of the denominator.

inequality

inequality

An inequality is a mathematical statement that relates expressions that are not necessarily equal by using an inequality symbol. The inequality symbols are , , , and .

LCD

LCD

The least common denominator or lowest common denominator (LCD) of two fractions is the smallest number that is a multiple of both of the original denominators.

LCM

LCM

The least common multiple (LCM) of two numbers is the smallest number that is a multiple of both of the original numbers.

Mixed Number

Mixed Number

A mixed number is a number made up of a whole number and a fraction, such as .