What is Fraction? It is the ratio of the part to the whole.

### Explanation

Suppose you buy a cake, cut it into 5 pieces and eat one piece. Then

Eaten portion of cake: 1 piece out of 5 pieces

Uneaten portion of cake: 4 pieces out of 5

In the form of fraction we can write this way

Eaten portion of cake:

Uneaten portion of cake:

So one-fifth part of the cake is eaten, and four-fifth part of the cake is uneaten.

**What is Fraction? How to read a Fraction?**

Observe that in fraction one number is written over another with a line in between. The number above the line is **Numerator** and the number below the line is **Denominator. **The line in between is called** Fraction Bar**. This line also represents the symbol **‘****÷****‘ **(**divided by**) or the word “**over**” or “**out of**”.

So this fraction may be read out in following 4 ways:

- Four divided by five
- Four over five
- Four out of five
- Four-fifth

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